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published Feb 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 Aug 2010

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.


published Jan 2007

The Impact of Aging Populations on Outdoor Recreation

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


published Apr 2003

South Carolina Trails Survey

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


published Oct 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 Oct 2005

Why Are Good Trails Important?

The Ontario Trails Strategy is a long-term plan that establishes strategic directions for planning, managing, promoting and using trails in Ontario.


published Jun 1999

Trails and Greenways for Livable Communities

To counteract the effects of sprawling development, many communities use trails and greenways to curb ill-planned growth and preserve ecologically important areas. The result is a higher quality of life, a healthier environment, and more livable communities.


published Mar 2010

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.


published Jan 2018

Trails are Helping Build Healthier Communities

San Bernardino County finds trails are an essential part of healthy communities.


published Aug 2017

Improving Public Health through Public Parks and Trails

by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Parks and trail corridors have been important for public health in the United States for more than 100 years.


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

Mental Health Benefits of Trails

Beyond the physical health benefits of trails, the mental health benefits of trail access is also invaluable.


posted Feb 20, 2020

Health Benefits of Trails

Does access to trails really lead to healthier communities? According to research the answer is a resounding yes.


Results from the Business Directory


Prescription Trails

Albuquerque and participating municipalities, New Mexico

The Prescription Trails program is designed to increase physical activity among New Mexico residents, especially those who are completely physically inactive. To accomplish this, the program aims to: Identify walking ven...


Albuquerque and participating municipalities, New Mexico
[email protected]

Nascentia Health

Syracuse, New York

Nascentia Health was originally envisioned as a way to bring all of the programs and services provided by Visiting Nurse Association of Central New York, Inc., CCH Home Care & Palliative Services, Inc. and Independent He...


1050 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York 13204
(888) 477-4663

Partnership for a Healthier America

Washington, District of Columbia

Our goal is that all children — especially those disproportionately affected — will live healthier lives, growing up to be adults free from obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions. We accomplish thi...


1203 19th Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
(202) 842-9001 • [email protected]

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