Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Aug 2015
A review of literature prepared as part of the Naugatuck River Greenway Economic Impact Study August, 2015
published Dec 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate fitness and health adaptations from a training program riding all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and off-road motorcycles (ORM) as the exercise stimulus.
published Jul 2010
This study found that habitual off-road vehicle riders had physiological
characteristics that were equivalent, or slightly superior, to members of the general population on important fitness and health variables.
published Jun 2010
The purpose of this study was to characterize the health-related QOL of Canadians who participate regularly in recreational off-road vehicle riding.
published Jan 2010
The purpose of this study was to characterize the physiological demands of recreational off-road vehicle riding under typical riding conditions using habitual recreational off-road vehicle riders.
published Jul 2020
Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF)
Trail Riding promotes physical activity in those who might otherwise forego exercise altogether. All physical activity is beneficial.
posted Jan 14, 2020
In partnership with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), American Trails and NOHVCC will discuss how trails, for too long, have been taken for granted and the true measure of their impact has not been calculated or shared.
published Dec 2019
National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)
ldaho’s motorized recreation industry is BIG business
published Jun 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 Jan 2019
Spending by Oregon residents on OHV riding trips (local and distant, day and multi-day) was an estimated $100 million per year across the state. In turn, this expenditure contributed 869 jobs, $35 million in value added, and $23 million in labor income.
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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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