Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Aug 18, 2008
Karen Umphress with UP! Outside
An interview with Bill Reed, Marketing Specialist for the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority.
published Apr 21, 2004
This study examines the value of public investment in bicycle facilities.
posted Jan 27, 2020
American Trails Staff
Trails contribute more than $8.2 billion to Washington state's economy, according to companion studies released by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.
posted Oct 31, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Trails are shown to improve health both mentally and physically, yet the healthcare industry and the trails industry rarely work together. There are many reasons for this, such as logistics, bureaucracy, and communication issues. We asked some leading experts how we can begin bridging these gaps.
published Sep 1, 2010
Surveys were undertaken on eight shared-use trails to see who uses these trails, how far they travel to a trail, and what they spend and on what items.
published Nov 1, 2009
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.
published Sep 17, 2018
There is a huge amount of evidence that trails add value to properties and bring in significant increases in tourism spending, that roads just do not have.
published Apr 13, 2020
Trails are invaluable assets to any community, and when it comes to procuring funding, building coalitions, providing the best trail access, and more, trail research is one of the best tools available for showing that worth.
posted Jan 16, 2018
Lifelong residents of Chattahoochee, actually as family for 200 years, Charles and Anne Thrash have become the City’s trails champions.
published May 18, 2020
With summer coming up fast now is the time to make sure you are prepared for the trail. Here are some suggestions from the American Trails staff on gear we love.
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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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