Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Dec 25, 2017
The River Bluff Trail is Memorial Hospital's most aggressive and unique campaign for promoting good health behaviors.
posted Jan 10, 2018
Since its creation in 1963, the Michigan Trail Riders Association (MTRA) has continually worked toward developing, maintaining, and expanding a system of camps and trails stretching across the State of Michigan.
posted Mar 5, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has developed a guide to marketing bicycling along the Mississippi River Trail through the state's 800 miles of the bike route.
posted Jan 29, 2018
Missouri, best known as the “Show-Me State” and “Gateway to the West,” is home to an extensive trail system that allows users to explore the varied natural landscapes of the state.
posted Dec 29, 2017
Polluted site to trailhead park!
posted Mar 6, 2019
OHV recreation is a proven financial stimulus to the tourism market with the average rider spending a minimum of $100 on a single day trip. We should encourage struggling areas to embrace OHV tourism as we have the opportunity to directly impact and benefit financial success of local businesses. We can connect rural Missouri to OHV trails, which would provide new employment and income while bringing new money to these distressed regions. OHV tourism can diversify the economy of South East Missouri and create a culture of entrepreneurship based around trail oriented business (outfitters, rentals, guides, cabins, hotels, restaurants, etc) the same way the state park industry has to several Missouri communities.
posted Mar 13, 2018
A survey of residents acknowledged that there are disadvantages expressed by some adjacent homeowners, but most reported being satisfied with the trail as a neighbor and experiencing relatively low rates of trail-related problems.
The primary purpose of this report is to heighten awareness of the regional, recreational, and economic asset and to bolster current efforts to extend and improve the facility.
posted Mar 7, 2019
Residents spend about $208 million per year on OHV activities, and nearly all their entire out-of-pocket trip costs are for gasoline. We estimate that OHV users buy about 6.6 million gallons of gasoline per year. With a base tax of $0.27 per gallon, resident OHV users in Montana generate over $1.8 million in revenue for the state highway trust fund.
posted Jan 16, 2018
Hillary Hanson is the Director of Population Health Services and the Deputy Health Officer for RiverStone Health, the local health department in Yellowstone County, Montana.
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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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