Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Sep 1, 2000
Are trails safe? How do they affect property values of adjacent residents?
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 Jun 1, 2011
Amy Camp with Cycle Forward,
Marlee Gallagher with The Trail Town Program
Enhancing communities to benefit more from trail tourism along the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
published Sep 16, 2015
published Mar 1, 2003
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates
Re-Thinking the Benefits of Trails and Greenways.
posted 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.
posted Jan 19, 2018
San Bernardino County finds trails are an essential part of healthy communities.
posted Dec 19, 2011
American Trails Staff
Nancy Desmond of Cleveland Metroparks, tells us how trails have made a difference in her life and career.
published Jan 1, 2008
Summerlin is one of three communities from across the nation selected to serve as fitting models for excellence in trails within a private development.
published Sep 16, 1966
National Park Service
A 1966 study headed by Stuart Udall on the feasibility of a National Trails System
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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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