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
Parks and Trails New York
A Guide for Attracting Bicyclists to New York’s Canal Communities
A summary of the study from a 2015 workshop.
An assessment and user profile of New York's longest multi-use trail
What determines the price of real estate? Location. Location.
The purpose of this study is to determine if single-family sites that border upon a greenway are influenced economically by their proximity to the greenway.
Growing evidence from across America documents the beneficial effects of walking and biking. A study on active transportation.
This analysis compares the original Users Survey taken in the spring of 1999 with a follow-up study conducted in 2001. The comparison measures any changes in usage behavior.
This study estimates the employment impacts of building and refurbishing transportation infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians.
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.
A brief study of two successful rural trails, one utilizing an active irrigation canal alignment (Calgary to Chestermere Lake) and the other converted from an abandoned rail line (The Iron Horse Trail-Elk Point to Heinsburg).
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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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