Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Aug 21, 2018
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.
posted May 3, 2018
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.
posted Mar 13, 2018
National Recreation and Park Association
A national study on Active Transportation and Parks and Recreation.
Growing evidence from across America documents the beneficial effects of walking and biking. A study on active transportation.
posted Apr 3, 2018
Trail utilization study.
This document addresses the applicability of bicycle tourism in rural areas.
posted Jan 19, 2018
Andy Clarke with League of American Bicyclists
People living in pedestrian friendly neighborhoods make four times as many walking and bicycling trips than people living in non-friendly neighborhoods!
Parks and Trails New York
A Guide for Attracting Bicyclists to New York’s Canal Communities
A summary of the study from a 2015 workshop.
Visitors and supporters often ask how the Longleaf Trace has affected the economies of the towns along the Trace.
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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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