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 5, 2018
This guide will set forth strategies for building on what you already offer to enhance the appeal of your community and your business to bicycle tourists and strengthening the local economy.
The "Miami-Dade County Trail Benefits Study" uses Ludlam Trail as a case study to estimate quantifiable social, environmental, and economic benefits associated with the development of shared-use non-motorized paths.
The Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is a 45-mile long transportation and recreation corridor running from Arlington, Virginia, west to Purcellville.
Houses with the above-average levels of walkability command a premium of about $4,000 to $34,000 over houses with just average levels of walkability in the typical metropolitan areas studied.
Surveys were undertaken on eight shared-use trails to see who uses these trails, how far they travel to a trail, and what they spend and on what items.
posted Feb 19, 2018
Laura Belleville with Appalachian Trail Conservancy,
Staci Williams with American Rivers
American Rivers discusses protecting riverside land through the creation of Blue Trails, the water equivalent to hiking trails, and messaging strategies developed as part of the Waccamaw River Blue Trail.
Benefits of connecting communities with parks and public lands.
This session will promote the benefits of conducting critical focus on whether your area’s trails are really producing the healthy lifestyle benefits they should and at the lowest environmental impact possible.
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates,
Brad Towle with Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau,
Masato Takemoto with Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau,
Galeo Saintz with World Trails Network
Sharing world pilgrimage culture.
This session will highlight how Garver Engineering transformed its wellness program to improve overall health while reducing company healthcare costs.
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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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