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published Jan 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.


published Nov 2000

Implementing Trail-Based Economic Development Programs

This handbook outlines a variety of ways in which governments, businesses, chambers of commerce, tourism promoters, and individual citizens can help their communities develop and implement trail-based economic development programs.


published Jan 1999

Economic Benefits of Parks and Open Space

This casebook presents data and examples that can help leaders and concerned citizens make the economic case for parks and open space conservation.


published Oct 2004

Economic Value of Walkability

This paper describes ways to evaluate the value of walking (the activity) and walkability (the quality of walking conditions, including safety, comfort and convenience).


published Apr 2003

How Cities Use Parks for Economic Development

Parks provide intrinsic environmental, aesthetic, and recreation benefits to our cities. Parks are also a source of positive economic benefits. Understanding the economic impacts of parks can help decision makers better evaluate the creation and maintenance of urban parks.


published Apr 2003

How Cities Use Parks for Community Revitalization

Parks serve many different uses, may be specialized in their function, or can simply provide visual appeal for residents. Parks define the shape and feel of a city and its neighborhoods.


published Jan 2012

New Zealand Cycle Trail Launches Product Directory

This product directory of New Zealand's premium cycle tourism experiences provides information on both cycle trails and product information.


published Jun 2011

Bicycle Tourism as a Rural Economic Development Vehicle

This document addresses the applicability of bicycle tourism in rural areas.


published Oct 2013

Irish Trails Strategy: Promoting and Developing Activity in the Irish Outdoors

The ambitious vision set out in this strategy for recreational trails in Ireland is “to create, nurture and maintain a world class recreational trail network that is sustainable, integrated, well utilized and highly regarded, that enhances the health, well being and quality of life of all Irish citizens and that attracts visitors from around the world.”


published Feb 2001

How Land Use and Transportation Systems Impact Public Health

This literature review discusses how urban form affects public health, specifically through the ways in which the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity levels.


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posted Jun 18, 2020

1,300 Trail Projects Can Put Americans To Work

Nearly 1,300 trail projects are waiting for infrastructure funding to help put Americans back to work and meet the burgeoning trail use numbers coming out of the pandemic.


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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Great Rivers Greenway District

St. Louis, Missouri

This mission of Great Rivers Greenway District is connecting the St. Louis region with greenways so people can explore their rivers, parks and communities, making it a vibrant place to live, work, and play.


6178 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri 63112
(314) 436-7009 • [email protected]

Sierra Institute for Community Environment

Taylorsville, California

For nearly twenty years Sierra Institute has developed innovative, place-based programs by engaging rural stakeholders through applied research, pilot studies, and collaborative problem solving.Recognizing the direct rel...


PO Box 11 | 4438 Main Street, Taylorsville, California 95983
(530) 284-1022 • [email protected]

Outdoors for All Foundation

Seattle, Washington

The Outdoors for All Foundation transforms lives through outdoor recreation. Founded in 1979 in the Pacific Northwest, Outdoors for All is a national leader in delivering adaptive and therapeutic recreation for children...


344 NE 74th St #102, Seattle, Washington 98115
(206) 838-6030 • [email protected]

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