Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Dec 31, 2008
Terry Eastin with Mississippi River Trail, Inc.
An analysis of studies and research on the economic benefits of trails: tourism, events, healthcare savings, and community development.
posted Mar 13, 2018
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
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.
The results of this study demonstrate that bicycling has the potential to contribute substantially to the health and economic well being of Wisconsin citizens.
posted Mar 5, 2018
This guide will set forth strategies for building on what you already offer to enhance the appeal of your community and your business to bicycle tourists and strengthening the local economy.
posted Jan 29, 2018
The Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA) is a national public sports consortium comprised of volunteer groups interested in mountaineering and relevant sports individuals.
posted Jan 16, 2018
Milan Kruszynski works tirelessly in support of the trails in Hammond, Indiana.
Hillary Hanson is the Director of Population Health Services and the Deputy Health Officer for RiverStone Health, the local health department in Yellowstone County, Montana.
posted Jan 10, 2018
The Bike & Boat Program is a model of experiential Environmental Education programming that has connected tens of thousands of kids to the Lehigh River Water Trail and the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Trail.
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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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