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 Jan 1, 2011
American Trails Staff
One major benefit of trail tourism is that it is money spent in rural towns and in more economically disadvantaged areas.
published Aug 18, 2008
Karen Umphress with UP! Outside
An interview with Bill Reed, Marketing Specialist for the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority.
published Sep 1, 2010
Surveys were undertaken on eight shared-use trails to see who uses these trails, how far they travel to a trail, and what they spend and on what items.
published Aug 1, 2009
Houses with the above-average levels of walkability command a premium of about $4,000 to $34,000 over houses with just average levels of walkability in the typical metropolitan areas studied.
published Dec 9, 2004
The Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is a 45-mile long transportation and recreation corridor running from Arlington, Virginia, west to Purcellville.
The "Miami-Dade County Trail Benefits Study" uses Ludlam Trail as a case study to estimate quantifiable social, environmental, and economic benefits associated with the development of shared-use non-motorized paths.
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 Jun 1, 2011
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has developed a guide to marketing bicycling along the Mississippi River Trail through the state's 800 miles of the bike route.
published Mar 5, 2018
Randy Martin with Trailscape
In total, 6.1 million American livelihoods directly depend on outdoor recreation, making it a critical economic sector in the United States.
published Jan 1, 2012
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