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posted Jul 13, 2018

National Park Service Active Transportation Guidebook

by National Park Service

This resource aims to support parks, gateway communities, and partners who are interested in pursuing opportunities to enhance walking and bicycling to and within national parks. The Guidebook provides key information, best practice examples, and numerous useful resources to help inspire and guide efforts that would allow visitors to experience their natural, cultural and historical places in new ways - through active transportation.

  • tags: active transportation, walking, bicycle
categories: Advocacy and Promotion, Benefits of Trails, Health

posted 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.

  • tags: faq, urban, transportation
categories: Advocacy and Promotion, Benefits of Trails, Health

posted Aug 21, 2018

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.

  • tags: walking, livable communities, urban design
categories: Benefits of Trails, Health

posted Aug 21, 2018

Walkable Edmonton Toolkit promotes a more active community

Here you’ll find a menu of advocacy ideas, design concepts and walkability tools, each with links to numerous other resources. You’ll discover interesting destinations and group efforts that make walking in Edmonton interesting and fun. You’ll learn about civic initiatives that may dovetail with your interests. You’ll read success stories that prove you and your community can make a difference.

  • tags: walking, livable communities, pedestrian, urban design
categories: Benefits of Trails, Health

posted Jul 23, 2018

The Impact of Aging Populations on Outdoor Recreation

New Report Says Longer Healthy Life Expectancy Multiplies Seniors Competing in Sports and Keeping Fit.

  • tags: health, opinion, walking
categories: Benefits of Trails, Health

posted Apr 3, 2018

Clear Creek Trail User Survey

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

  • tags: healthcare
categories: Benefits of Trails, Health

posted Apr 3, 2018

South Carolina Trails Survey

The purpose of this study was to provide an extensive description of the use of trails in South Carolina.

  • tags: healthcare, funding
categories: Benefits of Trails, Health

posted Mar 5, 2018

Physical Activity Facilities Have Economic as Well as Health Benefits

Not only do open spaces, recreation areas, and walkable neighborhoods strongly influence how active people are, they provide fiscal benefits to municipal governments as well as nearby residential property values.

  • tags: landowner
categories: Benefits of Trails, Health, Economic

posted Feb 19, 2018

Building Healthy Communities

Learn how to use a collaborative approach to develop a bi-state regional trails plan.

  • tags: urban, transportation
categories: Benefits of Trails, Health

posted Feb 19, 2018

Reducing Impacts, Reusing Land, and Recycling a Healthy Lifestyle and Landscape

This session will promote the benefits of conducting critical focus on whether your area’s trails are really producing the healthy lifestyle benefits they should and at the lowest environmental impact possible.

  • tags: urban, transportation
categories: Benefits of Trails, Health