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published Sep 1, 2007

Northern Forest Canoe Trail: Economic Impacts and Implications for Sustainable Community Development

This research examines the economic impact of paddler recreation along the waterways of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a 740-mile route traversing New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine.

categories: Economic Benefits

published Apr 1, 2007

Analysis of Trail Systems within the Oil Heritage Region

Trail utilization study.

categories: Economic Benefits
tags: travel & tourism, benefits of trails

published Jan 1, 2007

Cycle Tourism in Australia: An Investigation into its Size and Scope

This scoping study investigates the size and scope of cycle tourism in Australia and provides research recommendations to address research gaps identified.

categories: Economic Benefits
tags: travel & tourism, bicycle, international trails

published Sep 1, 2005

Lanark County Recreational Trails Business Plan

This document describes the process in developing a Trails Business Plan that supports recreational use as well as economic development.

categories: Economic Benefits

published Jan 1, 2005

The Value of Open Space: Evidence from Studies of Non-market Benefits

The authors review is distinguished from other surveys of open space that have been done in recent years by its broad focus on non-use values for all types of open space, and because it reviews primarily, although not exclusively, studies of applications in North America.

categories: Economic Benefits

published Dec 9, 2004

The Washington & Old Dominion Trail: An Assessment of User Demographics, Preferences, and Economics

The Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is a 45-mile long transportation and recreation corridor running from Arlington, Virginia, west to Purcellville.

categories: Economic Benefits

published Sep 1, 2004

Economic Impact Analysis: Trans Canada Trail in Ontario

An economic impact study to estimate and summarize the regional and province wide economic benefits associated with the usage of the Trans Canada Trail throughout Ontario.

categories: Economic Benefits
tags: international trails, economic, case study

published Sep 1, 2002

Case Studies of Water Trail Impacts on Rural Communities

by Lindsy Johnson, MCRP

Water trail development causes economic and social and impacts on rural communities.

categories: Economic Benefits
tags: water trails

published Jun 1, 2002

Heritage Rail Trail County Park User Survey and Economic Impact Analysis

This analysis compares the original Users Survey taken in the spring of 1999 with a follow-up study conducted in 2001. The comparison measures any changes in usage behavior.

categories: Economic Benefits
tags: historic, parks, user surveys

published Dec 31, 2001

Greenway Proximity Study: A Look at Four Neighbourhoods in Surrey, BC

The purpose of this study is to determine if single-family sites that border upon a greenway are influenced economically by their proximity to the greenway.

categories: Economic Benefits
tags: greenways and open space

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tags: benefits of trails

posted Feb 19, 2020

Trails Make Economic Sense

The benefits of expanding and improving the outdoor recreation economy are clear and compelling.

tags: benefits of trails, economic