Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Jun 20, 2019
Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.
Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.
published Aug 13, 2018
American Trails Staff
Examples of bike trails and bike paths that have been built by state departments of transportation
published Jan 1, 2008
Summerlin is one of three communities from across the nation selected to serve as fitting models for excellence in trails within a private development.
published Sep 1, 2001
This study indicates that multi-use trails are an amenity that helps sell homes, increases property values and improves the quality of life.
published Jan 1, 2010
Parks and Trails New York
A Guide for Attracting Bicyclists to New York’s Canal Communities
published Oct 13, 2008
The study found that the Little Miami Scenic Trail positively impacts single-family residential property values, with sale prices increasing by $7.05 for every foot closer a property is located to the trail.
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.
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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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