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published Jan 1, 2010

Bicyclists Bring Business

by Parks and Trails New York

A Guide for Attracting Bicyclists to New York’s Canal Communities


published Sep 16, 2015

Bicyclists Bring Business Workshop Report

by Parks and Trails New York

A summary of the study from a 2015 workshop.


published Jul 1, 2014

The Economic Impact of the Erie Canalway Trail

by Parks and Trails New York

An assessment and user profile of New York's longest multi-use trail


published Dec 1, 2003

Public Choices and Property Values: Evidence from Greenways in Indianapolis

What determines the price of real estate? Location. Location. Location.


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.


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 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.


published Jun 1, 2011

Pedestrian and Bicycling Infrastructure: A National Study of Employment Impacts

This study estimates the employment impacts of building and refurbishing transportation infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians.


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, 2011

Economic Benefits of Trail Tourism

by American Trails Staff

One major benefit of trail tourism is that it is money spent in rural towns and in more economically disadvantaged areas.


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posted Jun 18, 2020

1,028 Trail Projects Can Put Americans To Work

COVID-19 has created an economic downturn. Over 1,000 trail projects are waiting for funding to help put Americans back to work.


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.


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.


posted Feb 19, 2020

Trails Make Economic Sense

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


posted Feb 19, 2020

Trails Are Inclusive

Trails, by their very nature, promote social, racial, gender, and economic equity. They are almost always free to use, are available 24/7/365, and provide transportation alternatives no matter what mode of travel you use.


posted Feb 19, 2020

Why Trails?

Where would we be without trails? It is a simple question, but it is worth pondering. The longer you sit with this question, the more you will discover the overwhelming impact that trails have on our lives. Often in very unexpected ways.


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Cycle Forward

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cycle Forward is built on the idea that communities and those who inhabit them flourish when they connect with nature—and with each other. Trails and time spent outside can bring out the best in people. And placing value...


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(412) 918-6563 • [email protected]

Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society

State College, Pennsylvania

PRPS is the principal statewide association providing professional development, leadership, advocacy and resources for those working and volunteering in the parks and recreation field.


131 Sandy Drive, State College, Pennsylvania 16803
(814) 234-4272 • [email protected]

San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance

San Marcos, Texas

Since August 12, 1998, the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance has been working to protect the quality of life for the people of San Marcos through the creation of interconnected parks and natural areas. Today, in the midst of...


107 E Hopkins St., Ste 121A, San Marcos, Texas 78666
[email protected]

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