Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Aug 30, 2012
This study is an update and expansion of an earlier study of active outdoor recreation produced in 2006 by the Outdoor Industry Association. The 2006 study focused solely on human-powered (i.e. non-motorized) activities. While this study includes the same human-powered activities as the earlier work, an additional survey was conducted to gauge the economic contributions of outdoor recreation.
published Jul 1, 2014
Parks and Trails New York
An assessment and user profile of New York's longest multi-use trail
posted Jan 16, 2020
A 2019 Purdue Road School presentation asking, do trails offer a direct economic benefit?
posted May 3, 2018
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates
A presentation on the emergence and growth of the greenway and open space system in Denver, Co.
posted Feb 19, 2018
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.
posted Jan 21, 2020
Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF)
Trail Riding promotes physical activity in those who might otherwise forego exercise altogether. All physical activity is beneficial.
posted Sep 28, 2014
American Trails Staff
American Trails Supports Turtle Bay’s Efforts to become Self Sustaining
posted Jul 23, 2018
New Report Says Longer Healthy Life Expectancy Multiplies Seniors Competing in Sports and Keeping Fit.
published Apr 19, 2010
An examination of a new piece of infrastructure that represents an emerging urban form poised to potentially revitalize, reorganize and reshape American cities.
Columbia, Maryland's 94 mile pathway network.
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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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