Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Mar 13, 2018
Three common concerns of trail opposition: crime will go up, property values will go down, liability and lawsuits.
This paper describes ways to evaluate the value of walking (the activity) and walkability (the quality of walking conditions, including safety, comfort and convenience).
The main purpose of studying nearby businesses and adjacent residential landowners was to better understand the level of support for the extension of the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail prior to its construction.
This document addresses the applicability of bicycle tourism in rural areas.
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 study examines the value of public investment in bicycle facilities.
Effective responses to arguments against trail development.
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.
This scoping study investigates the size and scope of cycle tourism in Australia and provides research recommendations to address research gaps identified.
National Recreation and Park Association
A national study on Active Transportation and Parks and Recreation.
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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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