Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Mar 16, 2018
Amy Camp with Cycle Forward,
Marlee Gallagher with The Trail Town Program
Enhancing communities to benefit more from trail tourism along the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
posted Mar 14, 2018
Herb Hiller with East Coast Greenway Alliance
East Coast Greenway Alliance helps drive Florida and Georgia trail planning and development.
posted Mar 13, 2018
The results of this study demonstrate that bicycling has the potential to contribute substantially to the health and economic well being of Wisconsin citizens.
This popular trail system is one of several projects recognized for excellence in the tourism industry at the recent Iowa Tourism Conference.
O. L. “Leff” Moore was the “father” of the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area, the most innovative motorized trail system in the eastern United States. Leff was the recipient of the 2008 Hulet Hornbeck Award at the 19th International Trails Symposium.
While developers and government officials spent two decades and millions of dollars trying to turn this valley into a destination downhill ski resort, residents quietly built and maintained a world-class cross-country skiing area.
Economic impact extends not only to the actual trail user but to businesses that derive an income from users of the trail.
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.
The Shannon Region Trails Programme is a Shannon Development-led initiative which aims to establish the Shannon Region as a world-class destination for walking, cycling, water-based and other outdoor activity pursuits during the period 2007-2010.
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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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