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 5, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has developed a guide to marketing bicycling along the Mississippi River Trail through the state's 800 miles of the bike route.
Randy Martin with Trailscape
In total, 6.1 million American livelihoods directly depend on outdoor recreation, making it a critical economic sector in the United States.
Not only do open spaces, recreation areas, and walkable neighborhoods strongly influence how active people are, they provide fiscal benefits to municipal governments as well as nearby residential property values.
posted Jan 19, 2018
The goal of Active Living by Design is to encourage changes in design, transportation and policies to cultivate and support active living.
San Bernardino County finds trails are an essential part of healthy communities.
The Anchorage Trail System includes paved and non-paved multi-use trails such as cross country ski trails, dog mushing trails, hiking trails and skijoring trails .
A Prospective Study of Physical Activity and Cognitive Decline in Elderly Women: Women Who Walk
The goal is to engineer more physical activity into American life to reduce both spreading obesity and the chronic, often lethal health problems linked to sedentary living.
With the emphasis on health and fitness in today's society, trails are becoming just as important as streets and sidewalks in our communities.
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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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