Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Oct 17, 2019
American Trails Staff
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) released a report this week detailing how investing in active transportation positively impacts communities.
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 Jul 16, 2019
The Building a Healthier Future Summit is a must-attend event for all corporations, nonprofits and others focused on creating solutions to ensure every child grows up at a healthy weight.
The Play Conference, as it is commonly known, is an annual educational conference presented by the US Play Coalition.
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 1, 2019
Greater Des Moines Water Trails will annually pour tens of millions of dollars into the regional economy, a new analysis shows.
Lindsy Johnson, MCRP
Water trail development causes economic and social and impacts on rural communities.
River Management Society
This report is a summary of findings from existing studies, which provide examples of the economic impact of water trails in their respective communities. It is meant to provide a helpful resource to communities interested in learning about the economic benefit water trails have provided for cities and towns in the US.
posted Apr 18, 2019
Economic Impact Analysis shows new bike master plan will save 36 lives every year, add $500 million to the regional economy, and create 12,000 jobs.
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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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