Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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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.
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.
published Dec 24, 2011
To better understand and promote physical activity on a newly constructed trail, the present study examined the demographic characteristics and physical activity behaviors of trail users
posted Mar 13, 2018
To counteract the effects of sprawling development, many communities use trails and greenways to curb ill-planned growth and preserve ecologically important areas. The result is a higher quality of life, a healthier environment, and more livable communities.
The purpose was to examine 9 adult activity settings in 25 community parks to determine the most and least frequently used by gender, physical-activity (PA) intensity, and ethnicity.
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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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