Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Apr 3, 2018
Carl Knoch with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
The goal of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) is to link communities along the ancient Lake Bonneville shoreline terrace of Utah's Wasatch Front.
posted Jan 29, 2018
The Jeju Olle Foundation has demonstrated outstanding efforts to bring dialogue about long distance trails to an international level.
posted Jun 6, 2018
Over 1,000 kids annually complete a trail safety program sponsored by Spearhead Trails, and the project promotes trail-related outdoor recreation by opening private lands and linking trail systems to communities.
posted Dec 25, 2017
Step into Cuba is a program to promote healthy physical activity through development of sidewalks, paths, trails, social support, and opportunities for lifestyle change in the Village of Cuba, New Mexico.
Steve Anderson of Tucson, Arizona, is Principal Planner of Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation Department.
posted Dec 21, 2017
Steve Griswold dedicated his career in service to championing good trail practices and molding successful trail programs and crews within countless National Parks across America.
posted Jul 1, 2014
American Trails Staff
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 5, 2018
The "Miami-Dade County Trail Benefits Study" uses Ludlam Trail as a case study to estimate quantifiable social, environmental, and economic benefits associated with the development of shared-use non-motorized paths.
posted Mar 13, 2018
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.
posted Jan 19, 2018
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates,
Jeff Vogel with DHM Design
Communities benefit in many ways from well-planned greenways and trails.
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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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