Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Jan 19, 2018
San Bernardino County finds trails are an essential part of healthy communities.
A Prospective Study of Physical Activity and Cognitive Decline in Elderly Women: Women Who Walk
With the growing frugality of government funding for trails, private developers can be significant partners in developing public trail systems.
The goal is to engineer more physical activity into American life to reduce both spreading obesity and the chronic, often lethal health problems linked to sedentary living.
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates
In new communities the private sector and market forces have helped preserve natural resources while offering outstanding recreational trails.
Re-Thinking the Benefits of Trails and Greenways.
This planning effort directs the development of goals and action plans to meet the future needs in advance of their demand.
Andy Clarke with League of American Bicyclists
People living in pedestrian friendly neighborhoods make four times as many walking and bicycling trips than people living in non-friendly neighborhoods!
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates,
Jeff Vogel with DHM Design
Communities benefit in many ways from well-planned greenways and trails.
Randy Martin with Trailscape
With the emphasis on health and fitness in today's society, trails are becoming just as important as streets and sidewalks in our communities.
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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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