Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Oct 17, 2000
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.
published Jul 23, 2001
A Prospective Study of Physical Activity and Cognitive Decline in Elderly Women: Women Who Walk
published Mar 17, 2007
The goal of Active Living by Design is to encourage changes in design, transportation and policies to cultivate and support active living.
published Mar 16, 2007
The Anchorage Trail System includes paved and non-paved multi-use trails such as cross country ski trails, dog mushing trails, hiking trails and skijoring trails .
published Jan 19, 2018
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.
published Oct 1, 2002
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates,
Jeff Vogel with DHM Design
Communities benefit in many ways from well-planned greenways and trails.
published Apr 14, 2008
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!
published May 19, 2003
This planning effort directs the development of goals and action plans to meet the future needs in advance of their demand.
published Mar 1, 2003
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates
Re-Thinking the Benefits of Trails and Greenways.
published Jul 1, 2005
In new communities the private sector and market forces have helped preserve natural resources while offering outstanding recreational trails.
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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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