Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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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.
published Nov 1, 2009
The main objective of this report is to present the local economic impacts of trail use in various regions of the state.
published Jan 1, 2010
The results of this study demonstrate that bicycling has the potential to contribute substantially to the health and economic well being of Wisconsin citizens.
published Sep 1, 2004
An economic impact study to estimate and summarize the regional and province wide economic benefits associated with the usage of the Trans Canada Trail throughout Ontario.
published Jun 16, 1999
This fact sheet provides researched facts about trail development in Canada including trail use, the money spent by trail users, statistics on job creation related to trail development, adjacent land values and the economic impact of new money to a community when trails are developed.
published Jan 1, 1999
This casebook presents data and examples that can help leaders and concerned citizens make the economic case for parks and open space conservation.
published Oct 12, 2004
This paper describes ways to evaluate the value of walking (the activity) and walkability (the quality of walking conditions, including safety, comfort and convenience).
published Apr 8, 2003
Parks provide intrinsic environmental, aesthetic, and recreation benefits to our cities. Parks are also a source of positive economic benefits. Understanding the economic impacts of parks can help decision makers better evaluate the creation and maintenance of urban parks.
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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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