published Mar 17, 2007
The goal of Active Living by Design is to encourage changes in design, transportation and policies to cultivate and support active living.
published Jan 1, 2008
The purpose was to examine 9 adult activity settings in 25 community parks to determine the most and least frequently used by gender, physical-activity (PA) intensity, and ethnicity.
published Feb 1, 2008
Federal Highway Administration
This guide provides examples from other communities working to improve pedestrian safety. It includes information, ideas, and resources to help residents learn about issues that affect walking conditions; find ways to address or prevent these problems; and promote pedestrian safety.
published Jan 1, 2010
Growing evidence from across America documents the beneficial effects of walking and biking. A study on active transportation.
published Oct 1, 2007
Findings indicate that the placement of trails in areas where people can access them increases community physical activity levels.
published Aug 13, 2018
American Trails Staff
Examples of bike trails and bike paths that have been built by state departments of transportation
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.
posted Oct 31, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Trails are shown to improve health both mentally and physically, yet the healthcare industry and the trails industry rarely work together. There are many reasons for this, such as logistics, bureaucracy, and communication issues. We asked some leading experts how we can begin bridging these gaps.
published Sep 17, 2018
American Trails Staff
There is a huge amount of evidence that trails add value to properties and bring in significant increases in tourism spending, that roads just do not have.
posted Feb 25, 2020
Creating a strong, cooperative, and unified voice for a diverse trails community
posted Feb 20, 2020
Trails are critical infrastructure and, as such, they should receive the financial and human resource allocations necessary to maintain their critical role.