Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published May 19, 2003
This planning effort directs the development of goals and action plans to meet the future needs in advance of their demand.
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.
published Jul 11, 2014
The analysis indicates that the nearly $1.7 million in spending conducted by the Hatfield-McCoy Trails for day-to-day operations generated an additional $1.6 million in economic activity within the State, for a total operational impact of $3.3 million. Even more notably, the Hatfield-McCoy Trails bring non-local visitors to the area whose spending is estimated to generate an additional $19 million in economic activity in West Virginia. Together, the total estimated economic impact of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails is more than $22 million.
published Aug 30, 2012
This study is an update and expansion of an earlier study of active outdoor recreation produced in 2006 by the Outdoor Industry Association. The 2006 study focused solely on human-powered (i.e. non-motorized) activities. While this study includes the same human-powered activities as the earlier work, an additional survey was conducted to gauge the economic contributions of outdoor recreation.
published Jul 1, 2014
Parks and Trails New York
An assessment and user profile of New York's longest multi-use trail
posted May 3, 2018
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates
A presentation on the emergence and growth of the greenway and open space system in Denver, Co.
posted Jan 21, 2020
Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF)
Trail Riding promotes physical activity in those who might otherwise forego exercise altogether. All physical activity is beneficial.
published Apr 19, 2010
An examination of a new piece of infrastructure that represents an emerging urban form poised to potentially revitalize, reorganize and reshape American cities.
posted May 15, 2019
Green space initiatives that take community concerns, needs, and desires into consideration may be most effective at improving Latino physical and mental well-being.
Green spaces support public health in many ways—they filter air, remove pollution, attenuate noise, cool temperatures, replenish ground water, mitigate stormwater, and can provide food [53, 54].
Beyond these benefits, however, are the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of green space, as discussed below.
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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