Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Feb 19, 2018
Amy Camp with Cycle Forward,
Brad Smith with Confluence Cyclery
Speakers will elaborate on the successes and hurdles in the cultural shift to an economy based upon conservation and utilization of natural assets in rural towns.
San Jose California and Atlanta Georgia are advancing large scale trail developments as core elements of sustainable development.
This session will promote the benefits of conducting critical focus on whether your area’s trails are really producing the healthy lifestyle benefits they should and at the lowest environmental impact possible.
This session will highlight how Garver Engineering transformed its wellness program to improve overall health while reducing company healthcare costs.
Linking rail-trails and creating trail guides.
Join this session to learn how to build a public/private trail network that turns homes into trailheads.
Rita Hennessy with National Park Service,
Janis Brannon with Summit Charter School
This session will look at professional development as a means of reaching out to communities and engaging youth in trail activities.
This session endeavors to describe multiple projects that are currently bucking this trend- restoring natural systems, providing high quality recreation, and inviting communities back into the woods.
Carl Knoch with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC),
David Lindhaul with Morton Trails, LLC,
John Morton with Morton Trails, LLC
Hear how research projects support the facts that trails do provide a positive economic benefit in their communities.
This session will highlight design development of the Urban Arts Leg of the City of Jackson’s (MI) Riverwalk Trail on the Grand River, complemented by a survey of several recent National Park Service trail projects that integrate public art.
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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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