Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Dec 31, 2001
The purpose of this study is to determine if single-family sites that border upon a greenway are influenced economically by their proximity to the greenway.
published Jan 1, 2010
Growing evidence from across America documents the beneficial effects of walking and biking. A study on active transportation.
published Jun 1, 2002
This analysis compares the original Users Survey taken in the spring of 1999 with a follow-up study conducted in 2001. The comparison measures any changes in usage behavior.
published Jun 1, 2011
This study estimates the employment impacts of building and refurbishing transportation infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians.
published Jul 14, 2016
National Recreation and Park Association
A national study on Active Transportation and Parks and Recreation.
posted Mar 13, 2018
American Trails Staff
One major benefit of trail tourism is that it is money spent in rural towns and in more economically disadvantaged areas.
This handbook outlines a variety of ways in which governments, businesses, chambers of commerce, tourism promoters, and individual citizens can help their communities develop and implement trail-based economic development programs.
published Feb 7, 2009
The Pere Marquette railroad corridor began as an industrial asset to transport raw materials and finished goods across the state of Michigan. Today the corridor remains a significant transportation asset providing transit, exercise and recreation experiences to residents and tourists.
published Sep 1, 2007
This research examines the economic impact of paddler recreation along the waterways of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a 740-mile route traversing New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine.
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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