Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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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.
published Sep 1, 2004
An economic impact study to estimate and summarize the regional and province wide economic benefits associated with the usage of the Trans Canada Trail throughout Ontario.
published Jun 16, 1999
This fact sheet provides researched facts about trail development in Canada including trail use, the money spent by trail users, statistics on job creation related to trail development, adjacent land values and the economic impact of new money to a community when trails are developed.
published Jan 15, 2009
This Florida case study surveys the economic impacts, motivations, and travel and equipment expenditures of OHV recreationists.
published Aug 1, 1999
This study examines how the Little Miami Scenic Trail can be a strong asset for a community’s market viability and can be used as a market enhancement tool.
published Nov 1, 1998
The primary purpose of this report is to heighten awareness of the regional, recreational, and economic asset and to bolster current efforts to extend and improve the facility.
published Jan 1, 2005
The authors review is distinguished from other surveys of open space that have been done in recent years by its broad focus on non-use values for all types of open space, and because it reviews primarily, although not exclusively, studies of applications in North America.
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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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