Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Apr 1, 2007
Trail utilization study.
published Oct 1, 2007
Findings indicate that the placement of trails in areas where people can access them increases community physical activity levels.
published Sep 1, 2001
This study indicates that multi-use trails are an amenity that helps sell homes, increases property values and improves the quality of life.
published Jun 1, 2003
This National Recreation Trail is a major link in the Denver Metro system of trails and greenways.
published Sep 16, 2015
Enhancing communities to benefit more from trail tourism along the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
published Jun 1, 2011
Amy Camp with Cycle Forward,
Marlee Gallagher with The Trail Town Program
published Jun 1, 2008
Herb Hiller with East Coast Greenway Alliance
East Coast Greenway Alliance helps drive Florida and Georgia trail planning and development.
published Dec 31, 2008
Terry Eastin with Mississippi River Trail, Inc.
An analysis of studies and research on the economic benefits of trails: tourism, events, healthcare savings, and community development.
published Jan 1, 2010
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.
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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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