Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted May 1, 2019
Greater Des Moines Water Trails will annually pour tens of millions of dollars into the regional economy, a new analysis shows.
Lindsy Johnson, MCRP
Water trail development causes economic and social and impacts on rural communities.
River Management Society
This report is a summary of findings from existing studies, which provide examples of the economic impact of water trails in their respective communities. It is meant to provide a helpful resource to communities interested in learning about the economic benefit water trails have provided for cities and towns in the US.
posted Nov 20, 2018
Take an in depth look at Trail Towns through programs in Kentucky and Michigan. Learn how community partners work to implement economic development, recreation and quality of life planning through Trail Towns.
posted May 30, 2018
Survey of mountain biking users from the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) trail system located in northwestern Wisconsin.
posted May 3, 2018
Conceived as an ecotourism destination, the trail enables exploration of the area by canoe or kayak, while providing an economic boost to surrounding rural communities.
posted Mar 16, 2018
Enhancing communities to benefit more from trail tourism along the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
posted Mar 14, 2018
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.
posted Mar 5, 2018
This guide will set forth strategies for building on what you already offer to enhance the appeal of your community and your business to bicycle tourists and strengthening the local economy.
posted Jan 19, 2018
The Anchorage Trail System includes paved and non-paved multi-use trails such as cross country ski trails, dog mushing trails, hiking trails and skijoring 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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