Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Jan 19, 2018
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 .
The goal of Active Living by Design is to encourage changes in design, transportation and policies to cultivate and support active living.
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.
posted Sep 28, 2014
American Trails Staff
American Trails Supports Turtle Bay’s Efforts to become Self Sustaining
posted Jul 1, 2014
Urban river parkways may particularly benefit health in urban environments where access to open spaces is limited and adverse health effects such as obesity and depression are prevalent.
posted Mar 26, 2013
Encouraging youth to learn about the importance of trails along with stewardship and conservation.
posted Dec 16, 2012
Environmental education inspires lifelong learning.
posted Dec 19, 2011
Nancy Desmond of Cleveland Metroparks, tells us how trails have made a difference in her life and career.
posted Nov 25, 2011
The desire to recreate, exercise and enjoy natural beauty.
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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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