Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Nov 30, 2001
The six study trail sites were selected to reflect differing community populations, geographic locations, trail development-funding methods, trail types and community types. The common parameter for trail selection was that the trail had to be operating for longer than two years.
published Nov 1, 1997
A survey of residents acknowledged that there are disadvantages expressed by some adjacent homeowners, but most reported being satisfied with the trail as a neighbor and experiencing relatively low rates of trail-related problems.
published Sep 1, 2000
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.
published Dec 9, 2004
The Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is a 45-mile long transportation and recreation corridor running from Arlington, Virginia, west to Purcellville.
posted Feb 17, 2018
This webinar on “Making the Case for Trails in Tight Economic Times” puts sound ideas and hard numbers together to illustrate the contribution of trails to the prosperity of communities.
posted Feb 6, 2018
This webinar explores how trails are helping injured service members recover from both the physical and unseen wounds of war.
This webinar offers a number of how-to solutions for creating walk, bike, and fitness-friendly communities with success story examples. He will share how it's not just about trails, but also land use decisions and site designs to create truly active environments.
posted Feb 5, 2018
This webinar explores the concept of "Livable Communities" which include trails as a part of the transportation infrastructure.
This webinar explores how to engage Realtors and other untraditional allies to see the benefits of trails
posted Feb 1, 2018
This webinar covers the latest trends in the planning, promotion, and conservation of trail and greenway corridors.
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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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