Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Jan 1, 2019
In 2017, BDR routes generated $17.3 million in new tourism expenditures, with the average traveling party spending $3,769 on their BDR trip.
published Jun 1, 2002
The Benefits of Pennsylvania Greenways Report will be used as a foundation for future communication and outreach efforts focusing on educating the general public regarding the benefits that are, and will continue to be provided by Pennsylvania greenways.
posted Mar 13, 2018
This document addresses the applicability of bicycle tourism in rural areas.
posted Jan 19, 2018
Andy Clarke with League of American Bicyclists
People living in pedestrian friendly neighborhoods make four times as many walking and bicycling trips than people living in non-friendly neighborhoods!
Parks and Trails New York
A Guide for Attracting Bicyclists to New York’s Canal Communities
published Sep 16, 2015
A summary of the study from a 2015 workshop.
Visitors and supporters often ask how the Longleaf Trace has affected the economies of the towns along the Trace.
published Sep 1, 2002
Lindsy Johnson, MCRP
Water trail development causes economic and social and impacts on rural communities.
posted Apr 3, 2018
Findings indicate that the placement of trails in areas where people can access them increases community physical activity levels.
Three common concerns of trail opposition: crime will go up, property values will go down, liability and lawsuits.
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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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