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posted Jan 19, 2018

Trails Across Time... Trails Across Adversity

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates

Re-Thinking the Benefits of Trails and Greenways.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Social Benefits
tags: editorial, fire impact on trails

published May 19, 2003

The Benefits that Trails Provide to Communities

This planning effort directs the development of goals and action plans to meet the future needs in advance of their demand.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Case Studies
tags: health

posted Jan 19, 2018

Bicycling and Walking to Healthy Communities

by Andy Clarke with League of American Bicyclists

People living in pedestrian friendly neighborhoods make four times as many walking and bicycling trips than people living in non-friendly neighborhoods!

categories: Benefits of Trails, Active Living, Health Benefits
tags: healthcare, bicycle, walking

posted Jan 19, 2018

Ten Reasons to Consider a Trail or Greenway in Your Next Project

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates, Jeff Vogel with DHM Design

Communities benefit in many ways from well-planned greenways and trails.

categories: Benefits of Trails
tags: urban trails, greenways and open space

posted Jan 19, 2018

Trails Lead to a "Fit" Community

by Randy Martin with Trailscape

With the emphasis on health and fitness in today's society, trails are becoming just as important as streets and sidewalks in our communities.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Active Living
tags: healthcare

posted Jan 19, 2018

Anchorage Trails System Adds to Quality of Life

The Anchorage Trail System includes paved and non-paved multi-use trails such as cross country ski trails, dog mushing trails, hiking trails and skijoring trails .

categories: Benefits of Trails, Case Studies
tags: shared-use, partnerships, hiking, livable communities, snow and winter trails

posted Jan 19, 2018

25 Communities Begin Projects to Promote Active Living

The goal of Active Living by Design is to encourage changes in design, transportation and policies to cultivate and support active living.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Active Living
tags: healthcare

posted Jan 19, 2018

More Physical Activity Leads to Less Cognitive Decline

A Prospective Study of Physical Activity and Cognitive Decline in Elderly Women: Women Who Walk

categories: Benefits of Trails
tags: healthcare, hiking

posted Jan 19, 2018

Planning Healthier Suburbs, Where Cars Sit Idle and People Get Moving

The goal is to engineer more physical activity into American life to reduce both spreading obesity and the chronic, often lethal health problems linked to sedentary living.

categories: Benefits of Trails
tags: urban trails, healthcare

published Aug 3, 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.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Active Living, Health Benefits
tags: parks, healthcare

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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.

tags: benefits of trails

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.

tags: benefits of trails, health, healthcare

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.

tags: active mobility and active transportation, benefits of trails

posted Feb 19, 2020

Trails Make Economic Sense

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

tags: benefits of trails, economic

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.

tags: benefits of trails

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.

tags: why trails, benefits of trails, health, healthcare, economic

Results from the Business Directory


West Virginia University School of Public Heath, Health Research Center

Morgantown, West Virginia

The Center provides an environment and infrastructure for faculty with varied interests and expertise to collaborate and develop projects that promote the overall quality of life for West Virginians.


PO Box 9136 | Street Address: Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center, 1 Medical Center Dr #1000, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-9136
(304) 293-0580 • [email protected]

Connect Buncombe

Asheville, North Carolina

Connect Buncombe is a collaborative organization and support all of Buncombe County. Their goal is to see a system of connected trails for public usage to foster and promote tourism, economic development, health, recreat...


P.O. Box 16100 | Street Address: 41 Fenner Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28816
[email protected]

The Trust for Public Land

San Francisco, California

Creating Parks and Protecting Land for People.


101 Montgomery Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94104
(415) 495-4014 or (800) 714-LAND

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