Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Jun 1, 2010
The Riverwalk along the Tennessee River links Chattanooga's parks, green spaces, museums, public art, businesses, new housing, and neighborhoods.
published Aug 1, 2008
American Trails Staff
The objectives of the Missouri Riverfront Trail project are bringing people together, protecting natural resources, and enhancing the wellness and vitality of Platte County citizens and the region.
published Jan 1, 2002
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates
A presentation on the emergence and growth of the greenway and open space system in Denver, Co.
published Sep 1, 2001
This study indicates that multi-use trails are an amenity that helps sell homes, increases property values and improves the quality of life.
published Oct 1, 2007
Findings indicate that the placement of trails in areas where people can access them increases community physical activity levels.
published Jul 1, 2005
Results of discussion on trails along golf courses by a variety of trail managers. (2002-2005)
published Jun 1, 2003
This National Recreation Trail is a major link in the Denver Metro system of trails and greenways.
published Jan 1, 2010
Parks and Trails New York
A Guide for Attracting Bicyclists to New York’s Canal Communities
published Jul 1, 2014
An assessment and user profile of New York's longest multi-use trail
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.
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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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