Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Apr 8, 2003
Parks provide intrinsic environmental, aesthetic, and recreation benefits to our cities. Parks are also a source of positive economic benefits. Understanding the economic impacts of parks can help decision makers better evaluate the creation and maintenance of urban parks.
Parks serve many different uses, may be specialized in their function, or can simply provide visual appeal for residents. Parks define the shape and feel of a city and its neighborhoods.
published Jan 1, 2012
This product directory of New Zealand's premium cycle tourism experiences provides information on both cycle trails and product information.
published Jun 1, 2011
This document addresses the applicability of bicycle tourism in rural areas.
published Oct 12, 2013
The ambitious vision set out in this strategy for recreational trails in Ireland is “to create, nurture and maintain a world class recreational trail network that is sustainable, integrated, well utilized and highly regarded, that enhances the health, well being and quality of life of all Irish citizens and that attracts visitors from around the world.”
published Sep 1, 2012
This popular trail system is one of several projects recognized for excellence in the tourism industry at the recent Iowa Tourism Conference.
published Nov 18, 2008
O. L. “Leff” Moore was the “father” of the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area, the most innovative motorized trail system in the eastern United States. Leff was the recipient of the 2008 Hulet Hornbeck Award at the 19th International Trails Symposium.
published Sep 29, 2001
An influx of tourists would mean an economic boom for the small towns along the Katy. But merchants' outlooks vary widely.
published Apr 1, 2001
While developers and government officials spent two decades and millions of dollars trying to turn this valley into a destination downhill ski resort, residents quietly built and maintained a world-class cross-country skiing area.
published Apr 1, 1997
Economic impact extends not only to the actual trail user but to businesses that derive an income from users of 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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