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published Dec 31, 2008

The Business of Trails: A Compilation of Economic Benefits

by Terry Eastin with Mississippi River Trail, Inc.

An analysis of studies and research on the economic benefits of trails: tourism, events, healthcare savings, and community development.


posted Mar 13, 2018

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 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 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 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 Sep 1, 2007

Northern Forest Canoe Trail: Economic Impacts and Implications for Sustainable Community Development

This research examines the economic impact of paddler recreation along the waterways of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a 740-mile route traversing New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine.


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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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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

National Ability Center

Park City, Utah

The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs.


1000 Ability Way, Park City, Utah 84060
(435) 649-3991

Hornsby Shire Council

Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia, International

Hornsby Shire Council is developing a long term vision for the Shire that will identify Hornsby Shire’s special characteristics and the values that are to be preserved and how change will be managed into the future.


PO Box 37 | Street Address: 296 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia, International 1630
02 9847 6666 • [email protected]

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