Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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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.
published Jan 1, 2011
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.
published May 13, 2020
Liz Thorstensen with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to strengthen communities.
posted Jan 16, 2020
These ten stories show that trail tourism is invigorating communities throughout America.
published Oct 1, 2002
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates,
Jeff Vogel with DHM Design
Communities benefit in many ways from well-planned greenways and trails.
published Jun 1, 2010
The Riverwalk along the Tennessee River links Chattanooga's parks, green spaces, museums, public art, businesses, new housing, and neighborhoods.
published Jul 1, 2005
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates
In new communities the private sector and market forces have helped preserve natural resources while offering outstanding recreational trails.
posted Nov 15, 2018
Kristen Wicker with Five Rivers MetroParks
When advocates gather, trail magic happens.
published Dec 31, 2008
Terry Eastin with Mississippi River Trail, Inc.
An analysis of studies and research on the economic benefits of trails: tourism, events, healthcare savings, and community development.
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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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