Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Feb 19, 2018
Jim Wood with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails,
Todd Pokrywa with Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc.
Hear a developer’s perspective on establishing a successful private development trails system for transportation and recreation purposes.
This session endeavors to describe multiple projects that are currently bucking this trend- restoring natural systems, providing high quality recreation, and inviting communities back into the woods.
How are trails being developed and programmed in our urban core?
Amy Camp with Cycle Forward,
Brad Smith with Confluence Cyclery
Speakers will elaborate on the successes and hurdles in the cultural shift to an economy based upon conservation and utilization of natural assets in rural towns.
Carl Knoch with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC),
David Lindhaul with Morton Trails, LLC,
John Morton with Morton Trails, LLC
Hear how research projects support the facts that trails do provide a positive economic benefit in their communities.
This presentation will show how the Black Canyon National Recreation Trail is evolving into a trail tourist destination
San Jose California and Atlanta Georgia are advancing large scale trail developments as core elements of sustainable development.
This session will highlight design development of the Urban Arts Leg of the City of Jackson’s (MI) Riverwalk Trail on the Grand River, complemented by a survey of several recent National Park Service trail projects that integrate public art.
Dan Kleen with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC),
Karen Umphress with Up! Outside
Access for people with disabilities
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.
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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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