Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Feb 19, 2018
This session will highlight how Garver Engineering transformed its wellness program to improve overall health while reducing company healthcare costs.
Rita Hennessy with National Park Service,
Janis Brannon with Summit Charter School
This session will look at professional development as a means of reaching out to communities and engaging youth in trail activities.
published Jan 1, 2012
The vision for a new network of greenways in the Greater Riverfront East District of Detroit emerged from the desire to use greenways to connect the diverse neighborhoods of the area to each other and to the city’s magnificent natural asset, the Detroit River.
published May 14, 2020
Mike Passo with American Trails
Help the trails community demonstrate its ability to put America back to work and deliver the benefits of trails to all communities.
published Jul 14, 2016
National Recreation and Park Association
A national study on Active Transportation and Parks and Recreation.
published Jan 1, 2010
Growing evidence from across America documents the beneficial effects of walking and biking. A study on active transportation.
posted Dec 25, 2017
With the help of countless people, thousands of Africa Americans escaped from slavery by following various paths to freedom, hiding in the outbuildings and homes of sympathetic Americans along the way.
posted Jun 11, 2019
Dan Rice with Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition
Akron is reconnecting people, not online, but in our trails, parks and community centers.
The construction of a segment of the American Discovery Trail, completed in 2005, required funding, support and partnership from many entities.
published Aug 1, 2015
River Management Society
This report is a summary of findings from existing studies, which provide examples of the economic impact of water trails in their respective communities. It is meant to provide a helpful resource to communities interested in learning about the economic benefit water trails have provided for cities and towns in the US.
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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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