Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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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 Feb 1, 2001
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.
published Jun 15, 1999
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.
published Dec 19, 2000
published Apr 1, 2006
Three common concerns of trail opposition: crime will go up, property values will go down, liability and lawsuits.
published Jul 1, 2010
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.
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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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