Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Feb 1, 2001
This literature review discusses how urban form affects public health, specifically through the ways in which the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity levels.
published Jun 15, 1999
To counteract the effects of sprawling development, many communities use trails and greenways to curb ill-planned growth and preserve ecologically important areas. The result is a higher quality of life, a healthier environment, and more livable communities.
published Dec 19, 2000
published Apr 1, 2006
Three common concerns of trail opposition: crime will go up, property values will go down, liability and lawsuits.
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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