Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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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 Jan 1, 2019
Arizona State University
In 2016–2017, Arizona State University conducted a study to measure the economic impact of OHV recreation, by retained and out of state visitors, on the State of Arizona.
published Mar 17, 2007
The goal of Active Living by Design is to encourage changes in design, transportation and policies to cultivate and support active living.
published Jul 21, 2010
This study found that habitual off-road vehicle riders had physiological
characteristics that were equivalent, or slightly superior, to members of the general population on important fitness and health variables.
published Jan 1, 2008
The purpose was to examine 9 adult activity settings in 25 community parks to determine the most and least frequently used by gender, physical-activity (PA) intensity, and ethnicity.
posted Feb 19, 2018
Dan Kleen with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC),
Karen Umphress with UP! Outside
Access for people with disabilities
This session will highlight design development of the Urban Arts Leg of the City of Jackson’s (MI) Riverwalk Trail on the Grand River, complemented by a survey of several recent National Park Service trail projects that integrate public art.
published Feb 1, 2008
Federal Highway Administration
This guide provides examples from other communities working to improve pedestrian safety. It includes information, ideas, and resources to help residents learn about issues that affect walking conditions; find ways to address or prevent these problems; and promote pedestrian safety.
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.
There is clear evidence that children benefit from spending time in nature.
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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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