Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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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.
published Jan 1, 2007
This scoping study investigates the size and scope of cycle tourism in Australia and provides research recommendations to address research gaps identified.
published Feb 28, 2000
Despite increased promotion of trails for health and recreation, critics of new trail development continue to raise questions about the suitability of trails in neighborhoods. Concerns often focus on the impact of trails on property values and public safety in different types of neighborhoods.
published Jan 1, 2006
This report presents methodologies and tools to estimate the cost of various bicycle facilities and for evaluating their potential value and benefits.
published Jun 1, 2002
The Benefits of Pennsylvania Greenways Report will be used as a foundation for future communication and outreach efforts focusing on educating the general public regarding the benefits that are, and will continue to be provided by Pennsylvania greenways.
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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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