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published Oct 8, 2011

Attracting Bike Tourists to Your Trail: Lessons from the Canalway

This guide will set forth strategies for building on what you already offer to enhance the appeal of your community and your business to bicycle tourists and strengthening the local economy.


published Jan 1, 2011

Study Looks at Economic Aspects of Redevelopment in Ludlam Trail Corridor

The "Miami-Dade County Trail Benefits Study" uses Ludlam Trail as a case study to estimate quantifiable social, environmental, and economic benefits associated with the development of shared-use non-motorized paths.


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.


published Aug 1, 2009

Walking the Walk: How Walkability Raises Home Values in U.S. Cities

Houses with the above-average levels of walkability command a premium of about $4,000 to $34,000 over houses with just average levels of walkability in the typical metropolitan areas studied.


published Sep 1, 2010

Every Mile Counts: Economic Analysis of 2008 New York Trail User Surveys

Surveys were undertaken on eight shared-use trails to see who uses these trails, how far they travel to a trail, and what they spend and on what items.


published Aug 18, 2008

Economic Benefits of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System

by Karen Umphress with UP! Outside

An interview with Bill Reed, Marketing Specialist for the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority.


posted Jan 19, 2018

Trails are Helping Build Healthier Communities

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


published Sep 1, 2005

Trails in New Developments: A Case Study

by Roger Bell

With the growing frugality of government funding for trails, private developers can be significant partners in developing public trail systems.


published Jul 1, 2005

The (Almost) Perfect Trails Community

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates

In new communities the private sector and market forces have helped preserve natural resources while offering outstanding recreational trails.


published Mar 1, 2003

Trails Across Time... Trails Across Adversity

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates

Re-Thinking the Benefits of Trails and Greenways.


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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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Appalachian Mountain Club

Gorham, New Hampshire

AMC, focuses on connecting you to the freedom and exhilaration of the outdoors. They invite and help people of all ages and abilities to explore and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world.

American Trails Member


PO Box 298, Gorham, New Hampshire 03581-0298

8-80 Cities

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are a non-profit organization. We bring citizens together to enhance mobility and public space so that together we can create more vibrant, healthy, and equitable communities.


401 Richmond St W Studio 372, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3A8
(416) 591-7404 • [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

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