Trails and greenways impact our economy through Tourism, Events, Urban redevelopment, Community improvement, Property values, Health care costs, Jobs and investment, and General consumer spending.


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posted Aug 20, 2018

Elevating Outdoor Recreation Together

by Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism at Utah State University

Opportunities for synergy between state offices of outdoor recreation and federal land-management agencies, the outdoor recreation industry, non-governmental organizations, and local outdoor recreation providers

  • tags: recreation, tourism
categories: Advocacy and Promotion, Benefits of Trails, Economic

posted Mar 16, 2018

Trail Towns: Creating Memorable Destinations for Trail Users

Enhancing communities to benefit more from trail tourism along the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

  • tags: magazine, tourism, bicycle
categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic

posted Mar 14, 2018

Tourism Benefits Encourage Closing Trail Links in Florida

by Herb Hiller with East Coast Greenway Alliance

East Coast Greenway Alliance helps drive Florida and Georgia trail planning and development.

  • tags: tourism, greenway, railway
categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic

posted Mar 14, 2018

Evidence of Many Varieties of Economic Benefits Linked to Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Trails and greenways impact our economy through Tourism, Events, Urban redevelopment, Community improvement, Property values, Health care costs, Jobs and investment, and General consumer spending.

  • tags: magazine, tourism
categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic

posted Jul 23, 2018

Trails Community: Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada

by American Trails Staff

Summerlin is one of three communities from across the nation selected to serve as fitting models for excellence in trails within a private development.

  • tags: urban, economic, health, land, partnerships
categories: Advocacy and Promotion, Partnerships, Benefits of Trails, Economic

posted Jun 19, 2018

How long does a trail trip last?

by Amy Camp with Cycle Forward

Exploring unrealized opportunities in trails and tourism: that of inviting visiting trail users to experience our places and the people who make them special.

  • tags: tourism
categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic

posted May 7, 2018

Tennessee Riverwalk Helped Spur Revitalization in Chattanooga

The Riverwalk along the Tennessee River links Chattanooga's parks, green spaces, museums, public art, businesses, new housing, and neighborhoods.

  • tags: greenway
categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic

posted May 3, 2018

A Vision of Greenways: Detroit's Greater Riverfront East District

The vision for a new network of greenways in the Greater Riverfront East District of Detroit emerged from the desire to use greenways to connect the diverse neighborhoods of the area to each other and to the city’s magnificent natural asset, the Detroit River.

  • tags: greenway
categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic

posted May 3, 2018

Fox River Corridor Redevelopment Plan

This plan provides a framework for the City of Appleton to help encourage continued transition of targeted redevelopment areas to new and productive uses.

  • tags: greenway
categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic

posted Apr 26, 2018

Leveraging People and Places: Trails as Economic Development

This webinar will discuss urban trails and what cities are doing to provide economic development opportunities for the properties that lie along former industrial corridors.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic