Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Jul 8, 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
published Jan 22, 2007
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.
posted Feb 19, 2018
Columbia, Maryland's 94 mile pathway network.
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.
published Mar 18, 2020
Mike Passo with American Trails
America’s incomparable system of national scenic, historic, and recreational trails is the perfect way to sustain your mental and physical health, while maintaining the social distancing that is required in these challenging times.
posted Feb 6, 2018
This webinar offers a number of how-to solutions for creating walk, bike, and fitness-friendly communities with success story examples. He will share how it's not just about trails, but also land use decisions and site designs to create truly active environments.
An overview of the history of greenway development along the South Platte River.
published May 14, 2019
Green space initiatives that take community concerns, needs, and desires into consideration may be most effective at improving Latino physical and mental well-being.
Green spaces support public health in many ways—they filter air, remove pollution, attenuate noise, cool temperatures, replenish ground water, mitigate stormwater, and can provide food [53, 54].
Beyond these benefits, however, are the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of green space, as discussed below.
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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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