Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Jan 1, 2020
Washington Recreation and Conservation Office
Every county in Washington State benefits from walkers, runners, bikers, and backpackers using our beautiful trail systems. Ninety percent of Washington residents participate in non-motorized recreation annually.
posted Nov 11, 2019
Warrior Expeditions is a nonprofit group that helps veterans by giving them the opportunity to participate in outdoor expeditions with the intent of improving the transition back into civilian life.
published Mar 10, 2003
The Crested Butte Nordic Council is developing a system of skiing trails in cooperation with private landowners that will connect towns and developments throughout the upper valley.
published Apr 1, 2001
While developers and government officials spent two decades and millions of dollars trying to turn this valley into a destination downhill ski resort, residents quietly built and maintained a world-class cross-country skiing area.
published Jan 1, 2003
The Katy Trail is a 185-mile rails-to-trails conversion of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas-Railroad (nick-named the KATY). The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was able to acquire the right-of-way after Congress passed the National Trails System Act allowing railroad corridors to be banked for future transportation use and used on an interim basis for recreational trails.
published Jul 1, 2010
Effective responses to arguments against trail development.
posted Jan 29, 2018
The Jeju Olle Foundation has demonstrated outstanding efforts to bring dialogue about long distance trails to an international level.
posted Jan 27, 2018
This webinar is based on Bob and Martha Manning's books, Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People and Walks of a Lifetime: Extraordinary Hikes from Around the World.
published Mar 16, 2007
The Anchorage Trail System includes paved and non-paved multi-use trails such as cross country ski trails, dog mushing trails, hiking trails and skijoring trails .
posted Jan 16, 2018
Jamie Wetsch has significantly improved trail recreation opportunities in North Dakota.
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Oregon housing development along the Willamette River Greenway in Portland, Oregon
Homes are essentially right on the trail near downtown Portland, Oregon
The trail zigzags through development with both cyclists and walkers using the route near downtown Portland, Oregon
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