Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Aug 3, 2017
Department of the Interior,
National Park Service,
Department of Health and Human Services,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Parks and trail corridors have been important for public health in the United States for more than 100 years.
published Nov 30, 2001
The six study trail sites were selected to reflect differing community populations, geographic locations, trail development-funding methods, trail types and community types. The common parameter for trail selection was that the trail had to be operating for longer than two years.
posted Jan 16, 2018
Milan Kruszynski works tirelessly in support of the trails in Hammond, Indiana.
posted Dec 16, 2012
American Trails Staff
Environmental education inspires lifelong learning.
posted Feb 19, 2018
This session endeavors to describe multiple projects that are currently bucking this trend- restoring natural systems, providing high quality recreation, and inviting communities back into the woods.
published Feb 1, 2019
Iowa off-highway vehicle owners spent approximately $72.4 million in 2018 on in-state operating expenses and related personal expenses. Total Iowa asset purchase and operating/personal expenditures generated approximately 1,018 jobs in the Iowa economy paying an average of $42,850 annually. Off-highway vehicle owners spent about $28.9 million outside the state of Iowa in 2018. If that had been spent in-state, it would have generated $34.9 million in Iowa industrial output and 374 jobs paying annual incomes of $31,180 per job.
posted Mar 13, 2018
The ambitious vision set out in this strategy for recreational trails in Ireland is “to create, nurture and maintain a world class recreational trail network that is sustainable, integrated, well utilized and highly regarded, that enhances the health, well being and quality of life of all Irish citizens and that attracts visitors from around the world.”
posted Dec 29, 2017
The Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Area was once a taconite mine pit in Minnesota’s Iron Range, an area that had a depressed economy for decades.
posted Dec 25, 2017
Jane is the Program Manager of the Alliance for Cardiovascular Health in Utah. Jane is committed to improving access to trails and promoting their use to increase physical activity throughout the state of Utah.
published Sep 1, 2005
This document describes the process in developing a Trails Business Plan that supports recreational use as well as economic development.
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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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