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 4, 2020
Economic impact studies offer a valuable approach to quantifying how and why outdoor recreation matter to local/state economies. These studies are revolutionizing how outdoor recreation organizations explain why public lands matter to government officials and are a critical part of supporting outdoor recreation developments. SORP has assembled two unique professionals with extensive experience in economic impact analysis in outdoor recreation.
This webinar offers a Midwestern take on parks and public health partnerships. Speakers from Minnesota State Parks and Trails and HealthPartners will describe why Minnesota is fertile ground for parks and public health partnerships, research, and programs.
published Jan 1, 2019
Washington Recreation and Conservation Office
This report evaluates the economic, environmental, and social benefits of outdoor recreation activities associated with trails and their nexus with the economy of Washington.
published Oct 1, 2019
A Literature Review Prepared By Sara Perrins and Dr. Gregory Bratman of the University of Washington for the Recreation and Conservation Office.
posted Jan 27, 2020
American Trails Staff
Trails contribute more than $8.2 billion to Washington state's economy, according to companion studies released by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.
published Jan 1, 2008
The purpose was to examine 9 adult activity settings in 25 community parks to determine the most and least frequently used by gender, physical-activity (PA) intensity, and ethnicity.
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.
published Jan 1, 2012
When promoting trail-use among older adults, natural elements should be considered.
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
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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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