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published Mar 17, 2007

25 Communities Begin Projects to Promote Active Living

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

A Descriptive Examination of the Most Frequently Used Activity Settings in 25 Community Parks

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

A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities

by 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 Jul 14, 2016

Active Transportation and Parks and Recreation

by National Recreation and Park Association

A national study on Active Transportation and Parks and Recreation.


published Jan 1, 2010

Active Transportation Beyond Urban Center

Growing evidence from across America documents the beneficial effects of walking and biking. A study on active transportation.


published Oct 1, 2007

Clear Creek Trail User Survey

Findings indicate that the placement of trails in areas where people can access them increases community physical activity levels.


published Aug 13, 2018

Constructing bicycle trails in conjunction with Interstate Highway construction projects

by American Trails Staff

Examples of bike trails and bike paths that have been built by state departments of transportation


posted Jun 20, 2019

Counting Trail Users

by 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

Engaging the Health Community

by 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

FAQ: Our roads are in bad shape... why spend money on trails?

by 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.


Related Pages and Dedicated Sections


posted Feb 25, 2020

Trails Move People

Creating a strong, cooperative, and unified voice for a diverse trails community


posted Feb 20, 2020

Trails Are Transportation

Trails are critical infrastructure and, as such, they should receive the financial and human resource allocations necessary to maintain their critical role.


Results from the Business Directory


The City-County of Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation

Butte, Montana

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for our citizens and visitors through outdoor recreation, sports, community and fun.


1340 Harrison Ave, Butte, Montana 59701
(406) 497-6565 • [email protected]

StreetStrider

Huntington Beach, California

StreetStrider is the first 2-in-1 Indoor + Outdoor Elliptical Bike. It provides a full-body, low-impact, high-intensity workout.


16331 Gothard St. Suite C, Huntington Beach, California 92647
(800) 348-0998 • [email protected]

NWT Recreation and Parks Assn.

Yellowknife, NT, Canada

Established in 1989, the NWT Recreation and Parks Association is works with communities across the NWT to promote healthy living through active recreation.


PO Box 841 | 4908 49th Street, Yellowknife, NT, Canada X1A 2N6
(867) 669-8375 • [email protected]

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