Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Nov 2019
The Continental Divide Trail Coalition surveyed 200 small business owners along the CDT and found that 86% say trails are vital to the economy of their communities.
Warrior Expeditions is a nonprofit group that helps veterans by giving them the opportunity to participate in outdoor expeditions with the intent of improving the transition back into civilian life.
published Oct 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Trails are shown to improve health both mentally and physically, yet the healthcare industry and the trails industry rarely work together. There are many reasons for this, such as logistics, bureaucracy, and communication issues. We asked some leading experts how we can begin bridging these gaps.
published Nov 2009
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.
published Jul 2019
Craig Della Penna
A trail advocate's bed & breakfast offers trail opponents a chance to spend the night next to a trail.
published Jun 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.
published Sep 1966
National Park Service
A 1966 study headed by Stuart Udall on the feasibility of a National Trails System
published Dec 2018
American Trails Staff
Permanent Memorial to Take Shape under the Watchful Eyes of Two SWA Designers
published Nov 2018
Kristen Wicker with Five Rivers MetroParks
When advocates gather, trail magic happens.
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.
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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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