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published Apr 15, 2005
This study investigates the question of whether the presence of a greenway increases the risk of crime occurring on the properties adjacent to the greenway.
published Feb 10, 2017
Using multiple analytical approaches, our study showed that creation of Chicago’s 606 was associated with decreases in violent, property, and disorderly crimes between 2011 and 2015
published Jan 1, 1998
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
The experience on 372 trails
posted Mar 13, 2018
Three common concerns of trail opposition: crime will go up, property values will go down, liability and lawsuits.
published Jan 1, 2000
A brief study of two successful rural trails, one utilizing an active irrigation canal alignment (Calgary to Chestermere Lake) and the other converted from an abandoned rail line (The Iron Horse Trail-Elk Point to Heinsburg).
This report concludes that trail-related liability is primarily a management issue. Laws are in place to protect all parties from unwarranted lawsuits and the rest is up to proper design, maintenance and management.
posted Feb 19, 2018
Brittain Storck with Alta Planning + Design,
Jamie Rae Walker, Ph.D Texas A&M Extension,
Lisa Beyer with Alta Planning + Design
Fighting crime through design.
Strategies and tactics for promoting safety on urban trails.
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