Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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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 Jan 1, 2011
The "Miami-Dade County Trail Benefits Study" uses Ludlam Trail as a case study to estimate quantifiable social, environmental, and economic benefits associated with the development of shared-use non-motorized paths.
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.
posted Jan 29, 2018
The Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA) is a national public sports consortium comprised of volunteer groups interested in mountaineering and relevant sports individuals.
posted Jan 16, 2018
Hillary Hanson is the Director of Population Health Services and the Deputy Health Officer for RiverStone Health, the local health department in Yellowstone County, Montana.
Milan Kruszynski works tirelessly in support of the trails in Hammond, Indiana.
posted Jan 10, 2018
The Bike & Boat Program is a model of experiential Environmental Education programming that has connected tens of thousands of kids to the Lehigh River Water Trail and the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Trail.
posted Dec 19, 2017
Quad City Health Initiative, Be Healthy QC Coalition, and Bi-State Regional Commission are working to promote trails and to create a culture of wellness that supports healthy eating and active living.
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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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