Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Apr 3, 2018
This study indicates that multi-use trails are an amenity that helps sell homes, increases property values and improves the quality of life.
posted Mar 16, 2018
Enhancing communities to benefit more from trail tourism along the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Amy Camp with Cycle Forward,
Marlee Gallagher with The Trail Town Program
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
Craig Della Penna
The results show that houses near the trail sell for a higher proportion of the asking price and in about half the time that it took for houses in the general inventory.
The Ontario Trails Strategy is a long-term plan that establishes strategic directions for planning, managing, promoting and using trails in Ontario.
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.
This study examines the value of public investment in bicycle facilities.
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.
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.
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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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