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.
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published Jun 1, 2002
This analysis compares the original Users Survey taken in the spring of 1999 with a follow-up study conducted in 2001. The comparison measures any changes in usage behavior.
published Sep 1, 2000
The main purpose of studying nearby businesses and adjacent residential landowners was to better understand the level of support for the extension of the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail prior to its construction.
published Sep 30, 2005
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.
published Jul 1, 2010
Effective responses to arguments against trail development.
published Apr 1, 2006
Three common concerns of trail opposition: crime will go up, property values will go down, liability and lawsuits.
published Jan 1, 2000
A brief study of two successful rural trails, one utilizing an active irrigation canal alignment (Calgary to Chestermere Lake) and the other converted from an abandoned rail line (The Iron Horse Trail-Elk Point to Heinsburg).
published Apr 19, 2010
An examination of a new piece of infrastructure that represents an emerging urban form poised to potentially revitalize, reorganize and reshape American cities.
published May 1, 1987
This study looks at property values and crime rates adjacent to the rail-trail.
published Oct 1, 2001
Documenting the impact of Nebraska’s developing trail system, using surveys to learn more about usage patterns, public safety, property values, and community quality of life along three rural rail-trails.
published Oct 7, 2005
The Ontario Trails Strategy is a long-term plan that establishes strategic directions for planning, managing, promoting and using trails in Ontario.
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