Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Nov 19, 2019
The Continental Divide Trail Coalition surveyed 200 small business owners along the CDT and found that 86% say trails are vital to the economy of their communities.
posted Nov 11, 2019
Warrior Expeditions is a nonprofit group that helps veterans by giving them the opportunity to participate in outdoor expeditions with the intent of improving the transition back into civilian life.
posted Oct 31, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Trails are shown to improve health both mentally and physically, yet the healthcare industry and the trails industry rarely work together. There are many reasons for this, such as logistics, bureaucracy, and communication issues. We asked some leading experts how we can begin bridging these gaps.
published Oct 1, 2019
American Trails Staff
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) released a report this week detailing how investing in active transportation positively impacts communities.
published Nov 1, 2009
Trails and greenways impact our economy through tourism, events, urban redevelopment, community improvement, property values, health care costs, jobs and investment, and general consumer spending.
posted Aug 12, 2019
Doug Alderson with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails
A Trail Town is a vibrant destination where people come together.
published Jul 24, 2019
Craig Della Penna
A trail advocate's bed & breakfast offers trail opponents a chance to spend the night next to a trail.
posted Jul 16, 2019
The Building a Healthier Future Summit is a must-attend event for all corporations, nonprofits and others focused on creating solutions to ensure every child grows up at a healthy weight.
The Play Conference, as it is commonly known, is an annual educational conference presented by the US Play Coalition.
posted Jun 20, 2019
Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.
Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.
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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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