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 13, 2018
This literature review discusses how urban form affects public health, specifically through the ways in which the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity levels.
To counteract the effects of sprawling development, many communities use trails and greenways to curb ill-planned growth and preserve ecologically important areas. The result is a higher quality of life, a healthier environment, and more livable communities.
Three common concerns of trail opposition: crime will go up, property values will go down, liability and lawsuits.
Effective responses to arguments against trail development.
published Jul 14, 2016
National Recreation and Park Association
A national study on Active Transportation and Parks and Recreation.
published Feb 7, 2009
The Pere Marquette railroad corridor began as an industrial asset to transport raw materials and finished goods across the state of Michigan. Today the corridor remains a significant transportation asset providing transit, exercise and recreation experiences to residents and tourists.
published Sep 1, 2007
This research examines the economic impact of paddler recreation along the waterways of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a 740-mile route traversing New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine.
published Sep 1, 2005
This document describes the process in developing a Trails Business Plan that supports recreational use as well as economic development.
published Nov 1, 2009
The main objective of this report is to present the local economic impacts of trail use in various regions of the state.
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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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