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
This casebook presents data and examples that can help leaders and concerned citizens make the economic case for parks and open space conservation.
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 authors review is distinguished from other surveys of open space that have been done in recent years by its broad focus on non-use values for all types of open space, and because it reviews primarily, although not exclusively, studies of applications in North America.
The Shannon Region Trails Programme is a Shannon Development-led initiative which aims to establish the Shannon Region as a world-class destination for walking, cycling, water-based and other outdoor activity pursuits during the period 2007-2010.
Three common concerns of trail opposition: crime will go up, property values will go down, liability and lawsuits.
posted Mar 5, 2018
Not only do open spaces, recreation areas, and walkable neighborhoods strongly influence how active people are, they provide fiscal benefits to municipal governments as well as nearby residential property values.
In total, 6.1 million American livelihoods directly depend on outdoor recreation, making it a critical economic sector in the United States.
Karen Umphress with UP! Outside
An interview with Bill Reed, Marketing Specialist for the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority.
Randy Martin with Trailscape
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.
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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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