Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Aug 20, 2018
Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism at Utah State University
Opportunities for synergy between state offices of outdoor recreation and federal land-management agencies, the outdoor recreation industry, non-governmental organizations, and local outdoor recreation providers
posted Jul 13, 2018
National Park Service
This resource aims to support parks, gateway communities, and partners who are interested in pursuing opportunities to enhance walking and bicycling to and within national parks. The Guidebook provides key information, best practice examples, and numerous useful resources to help inspire and guide efforts that would allow visitors to experience their natural, cultural and historical places in new ways - through active transportation.
posted Jun 29, 2018
City of Piqua
The aim of this project is to redesign downtown public spaces to celebrate and enhance the spatial relationships between destinations; to create public spaces that offer an inviting public realm that contributes positively to the surrounding built environment and promotes high quality of place and quality of life experiences.
posted May 3, 2018
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates
A presentation on the emergence and growth of the greenway and open space system in Denver, Co.
posted Apr 26, 2018
This webinar will discuss urban trails and what cities are doing to provide economic development opportunities for the properties that lie along former industrial corridors.
posted Apr 3, 2018
Findings indicate that the placement of trails in areas where people can access them increases community physical activity levels.
posted Mar 13, 2018
Parks and Trails New York
A Guide for Attracting Bicyclists to New York’s Canal Communities
What determines the price of real estate? Location. Location.
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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