filed under: economics of trails
How They are Realizing the Benefits of Improved Health and Economic Development
This session will highlight how Garver Engineering transformed its wellness program to improve overall health while reducing company healthcare costs.
Speakers: Matt Mihalevich, Trails Coordinator, City of Fayetteville; Robert Voyles, Director of Planning, City of North Little Rock
This session will demonstrate the process the City of Fayetteville has developed to efficiently build trails utilizing in-house city workers to reduce costs and accelerate construction. Evaluation of the positive economic impacts of Fayetteville’s premier urban trail, Scull Creek Trail, including increased property values, reduced crime, and vacancy rates will be assessed. The focus will then shift to the North Little Rock portion of the central Arkansas River Trail, completed in 2006, and the Big Dam Bridge, completed in 2009, providing an essential link to Little Rock’s trails. The Arkansas River Trail caused several businesses to locate near the trail. This session will highlight how Garver Engineering transformed its wellness program to improve overall health while reducing company healthcare costs.
National Park Service − Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program
This publication is designed to inform the reader about the services provided by the National Park Service – Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program.
Public Lands and the Continental Divide Trail Study
The primary goal of this study was to understand who uses the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), how they use it, their preferences, and the economic impact of the CDT in the region. Additional data were also collected regarding protecting public lands and using the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado.
2022 CDT Small Business Survey
From August to December 2021, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition surveyed 136 small business owners in 38 communities located along the Continental Divide Trail to learn more about how the Continental Divide Trail impacts their businesses, the local economy, and their support for public lands.
Improving Accessibility on Public Lands
Recommendations from American Trails