Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Jan 1, 2020
Washington Recreation and Conservation Office
Every county in Washington State benefits from walkers, runners, bikers, and backpackers using our beautiful trail systems. Ninety percent of Washington residents participate in non-motorized recreation annually.
published Apr 10, 2019
Economic Impact Analysis shows new bike master plan will save 36 lives every year, add $500 million to the regional economy, and create 12,000 jobs.
published Aug 1, 2018
Bringing new life to communities along a 200-year-old industrial corridor.
published Jan 1, 2010
Parks and Trails New York
A Guide for Attracting Bicyclists to New York’s Canal Communities
published Mar 21, 2018
Visitors and supporters often ask how the Longleaf Trace has affected the economies of the towns along the Trace.
published Jan 1, 2003
The Katy Trail is a 185-mile rails-to-trails conversion of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas-Railroad (nick-named the KATY). The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was able to acquire the right-of-way after Congress passed the National Trails System Act allowing railroad corridors to be banked for future transportation use and used on an interim basis for recreational trails.
published Jan 1, 2006
This report presents methodologies and tools to estimate the cost of various bicycle facilities and for evaluating their potential value and benefits.
published Jul 1, 2010
Effective responses to arguments against trail development.
The results of this study demonstrate that bicycling has the potential to contribute substantially to the health and economic well being of Wisconsin citizens.
published Jan 1, 2012
This product directory of New Zealand's premium cycle tourism experiences provides information on both cycle trails and product information.
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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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