Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Aug 13, 2019
Trails and greenways impact our economy through tourism, events, urban redevelopment, community improvement, property values, health care costs, jobs and investment, and general consumer spending.
posted Jul 24, 2019
Craig Della Penna
A trail advocate's bed & breakfast offers trail opponents a chance to spend the night next to a trail.
posted Jun 20, 2019
Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.
Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.
posted May 15, 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.
posted Dec 31, 2018
National Park Service
A 1966 study headed by Stuart Udall on the feasibility of a National Trails System
posted Dec 14, 2018
American Trails Staff
Permanent Memorial to Take Shape under the Watchful Eyes of Two SWA Designers
posted Nov 15, 2018
Kristen Wicker with Five Rivers MetroParks
When advocates gather, trail magic happens.
posted Nov 13, 2018
Cindy's story begins in the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a unique and extraordinary journey: two parents leading their young children 3,100 miles on the backs of llamas.
posted Nov 12, 2018
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Stories from trail enthusiasts of all ages
posted Sep 17, 2018
There is a huge amount of evidence that trails add value to properties and bring in significant increases in tourism spending, that roads just do not have.
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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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