Trails and greenways impact our economy through Tourism, Events, Urban redevelopment, Community improvement, Property values, Health care costs, Jobs and investment, and General consumer spending.
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published Aug 30, 2012
Outdoor recreation spending in Western states equaled $255.6 billion – nearly 40% of the national total. This includes purchases of outdoor gear and vehicles as well as travel expenditures when enjoying the great Western outdoors.
posted Feb 19, 2018
This session will highlight how Garver Engineering transformed its wellness program to improve overall health while reducing company healthcare costs.
published Jan 1, 2012
The vision for a new network of greenways in the Greater Riverfront East District of Detroit emerged from the desire to use greenways to connect the diverse neighborhoods of the area to each other and to the city’s magnificent natural asset, the Detroit River.
published May 14, 2020
Mike Passo with American Trails
Help the trails community demonstrate its ability to put America back to work and deliver the benefits of trails to all communities.
published Aug 1, 2015
River Management Society
This report is a summary of findings from existing studies, which provide examples of the economic impact of water trails in their respective communities. It is meant to provide a helpful resource to communities interested in learning about the economic benefit water trails have provided for cities and towns in the US.
published Apr 1, 2007
Trail utilization study.
Repurposing historic, abandoned, and urban railroad corridors provides a triple bottom-line success story.
published Oct 8, 2011
This guide will set forth strategies for building on what you already offer to enhance the appeal of your community and your business to bicycle tourists and strengthening the local economy.
published Jan 1, 2019
In 2017, BDR routes generated $17.3 million in new tourism expenditures, with the average traveling party spending $3,769 on their BDR trip.
published Jun 1, 2011
This document addresses the applicability of bicycle tourism in rural areas.
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