Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Jul 23, 2018
American Trails Staff
Summerlin is one of three communities from across the nation selected to serve as fitting models for excellence in trails within a private development.
posted Dec 31, 2018
National Park Service
A 1966 study headed by Stuart Udall on the feasibility of a National Trails System
posted Jan 19, 2018
With the growing frugality of government funding for trails, private developers can be significant partners in developing public trail systems.
Randy Martin with Trailscape
With the emphasis on health and fitness in today's society, trails are becoming just as important as streets and sidewalks in our communities.
posted Mar 13, 2018
The results of this study demonstrate that bicycling has the potential to contribute substantially to the health and economic well being of Wisconsin citizens.
posted Dec 19, 2017
Waldo County Trails Coalition support community wellness by creating more opportunities for outdoor recreation, environmental education, nature observation.
posted Mar 5, 2018
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.
posted Jun 27, 2018
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Walking off the War!
posted Nov 25, 2011
The desire to recreate, exercise and enjoy natural beauty.
Economic impact extends not only to the actual trail user but to businesses that derive an income from users of the trail.
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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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