Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Sep 1, 2000
Are trails safe? How do they affect property values of adjacent residents?
published Jan 1, 2003
The Katy Trail is a 185-mile rails-to-trails conversion of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas-Railroad (nick-named the KATY). The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was able to acquire the right-of-way after Congress passed the National Trails System Act allowing railroad corridors to be banked for future transportation use and used on an interim basis for recreational trails.
posted Nov 20, 2018
Take an in depth look at Trail Towns through programs in Kentucky and Michigan. Learn how community partners work to implement economic development, recreation and quality of life planning through Trail Towns.
published Jun 1, 2011
Amy Camp with Cycle Forward,
Marlee Gallagher with The Trail Town Program
Enhancing communities to benefit more from trail tourism along the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
published Sep 16, 2015
published Dec 24, 2011
To better understand and promote physical activity on a newly constructed trail, the present study examined the demographic characteristics and physical activity behaviors of trail users
posted Feb 19, 2018
San Jose California and Atlanta Georgia are advancing large scale trail developments as core elements of sustainable development.
published Mar 1, 2003
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates
Re-Thinking the Benefits of Trails and Greenways.
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 Jun 15, 1999
To counteract the effects of sprawling development, many communities use trails and greenways to curb ill-planned growth and preserve ecologically important areas. The result is a higher quality of life, a healthier environment, and more livable 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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