Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Sep 17, 2018
American Trails Staff
There is a huge amount of evidence that trails add value to properties and bring in significant increases in tourism spending, that roads just do not have.
posted Sep 12, 2018
Efforts to link “trail-to-town” have played a part in remaking communities. This webinar will include a case study of the first known “trail town” initiative - the Trail Town Program® along the Great Allegheny Passage.
posted Aug 21, 2018
Federal Highway Administration
This guide provides examples from other communities working to improve pedestrian safety. It includes information, ideas, and resources to help residents learn about issues that affect walking conditions; find ways to address or prevent these problems; and promote pedestrian safety.
Here you’ll find a menu of advocacy ideas, design concepts and walkability tools, each with links to numerous other resources. You’ll discover interesting destinations and group efforts that make walking in Edmonton
interesting and fun. You’ll learn about civic initiatives that may dovetail with your interests.
You’ll read success stories that prove you and your community can make a difference.
posted Aug 20, 2018
Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism at Utah State University
Opportunities for synergy between state offices of outdoor recreation and federal land-management agencies, the outdoor recreation industry, non-governmental organizations, and local outdoor recreation providers
posted Aug 13, 2018
Examples of bike trails and bike paths that have been built by state departments of transportation
posted Aug 1, 2018
Bringing new life to communities along a 200-year-old industrial corridor.
posted Jul 23, 2018
New Report Says Longer Healthy Life Expectancy Multiplies Seniors Competing in Sports and Keeping Fit.
Summerlin is one of three communities from across the nation selected to serve as fitting models for excellence in trails within a private development.
posted Jul 13, 2018
National Park Service
This resource aims to support parks, gateway communities, and partners who are interested in pursuing opportunities to enhance walking and bicycling to and within national parks. The Guidebook provides key information, best practice examples, and numerous useful resources to help inspire and guide efforts that would allow visitors to experience their natural, cultural and historical places in new ways - through active transportation.
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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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