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 13, 2018
Visitors and supporters often ask how the Longleaf Trace has affected the economies of the towns along the Trace.
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.
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.
Three common concerns of trail opposition: crime will go up, property values will go down, liability and lawsuits.
Effective responses to arguments against trail development.
posted Jan 19, 2018
Andy Clarke with League of American Bicyclists
People living in pedestrian friendly neighborhoods make four times as many walking and bicycling trips than people living in non-friendly neighborhoods!
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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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