Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Jan 1, 2011
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.
published Oct 8, 2011
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.
published Jun 1, 2011
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.
published Mar 5, 2018
Randy Martin with Trailscape
In total, 6.1 million American livelihoods directly depend on outdoor recreation, making it a critical economic sector in the United States.
published Jan 1, 2012
published Mar 1, 2010
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.
posted Feb 19, 2018
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.
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 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.
Rita Hennessy with National Park Service,
Janis Brannon with Summit Charter School
This session will look at professional development as a means of reaching out to communities and engaging youth in trail activities.
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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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