Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Mar 13, 2018
Parks and Trails New York
A summary of the study from a 2015 workshop.
An assessment and user profile of New York's longest multi-use trail
What determines the price of real estate? Location. Location.
The purpose of this study is to determine if single-family sites that border upon a greenway are influenced economically by their proximity to the greenway.
Growing evidence from across America documents the beneficial effects of walking and biking. A study on active transportation.
This analysis compares the original Users Survey taken in the spring of 1999 with a follow-up study conducted in 2001. The comparison measures any changes in usage behavior.
This study estimates the employment impacts of building and refurbishing transportation infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians.
National Recreation and Park Association
A national study on Active Transportation and Parks and Recreation.
American Trails Staff
One major benefit of trail tourism is that it is money spent in rural towns and in more economically disadvantaged areas.
This handbook outlines a variety of ways in which governments, businesses, chambers of commerce, tourism promoters, and individual citizens can help their communities develop and implement trail-based economic development programs.
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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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