Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Jun 1, 2003
This National Recreation Trail is a major link in the Denver Metro system of trails and greenways.
published Jan 1, 2010
Parks and Trails New York
A Guide for Attracting Bicyclists to New York’s Canal Communities
published Jul 1, 2014
An assessment and user profile of New York's longest multi-use trail
published Nov 1, 1997
A survey of residents acknowledged that there are disadvantages expressed by some adjacent homeowners, but most reported being satisfied with the trail as a neighbor and experiencing relatively low rates of trail-related problems.
published Sep 1, 2007
This research examines the economic impact of paddler recreation along the waterways of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a 740-mile route traversing New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine.
published Sep 1, 2012
This popular trail system is one of several projects recognized for excellence in the tourism industry at the recent Iowa Tourism Conference.
published Oct 13, 2008
The study found that the Little Miami Scenic Trail positively impacts single-family residential property values, with sale prices increasing by $7.05 for every foot closer a property is located to the trail.
published Jan 1, 2003
The Katy Trail is a 185-mile rails-to-trails conversion of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas-Railroad (nick-named the KATY). The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was able to acquire the right-of-way after Congress passed the National Trails System Act allowing railroad corridors to be banked for future transportation use and used on an interim basis for recreational trails.
published Jun 1, 2002
The Benefits of Pennsylvania Greenways Report will be used as a foundation for future communication and outreach efforts focusing on educating the general public regarding the benefits that are, and will continue to be provided by Pennsylvania greenways.
published Jul 1, 2010
Effective responses to arguments against trail development.
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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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