filed under: economics of trails
By Gregory Parent, Janaki Alavalapati & Taylor Stein School of Forest Resources and Conservation, and Alan Hodges Food and Resource Economics
This Florida case study surveys the economic impacts, motivations, and travel and equipment expenditures of OHV recreationists.
Published January 15, 2009
San Jose is developing a 100 mile trail network! View the handout!
This study builds on previous NRPA research on the economic importance of local park and recreation agencies by exploring the role that quality park amenities play in 21st century regional economic development.
This 1997 paper estimates the value of a relatively new form of recreation: mountain biking. Its popularity has resulted in many documented conflicts, and its value must be estimated so an informed decision regarding trail allocation can be made. A travel cost model (TCM) is used to estimate the economic benefits, measured by consumer surplus, to the users of mountain bike trails near Moab, Utah.
Oakridge provides but one example of a rural community experiencing economic and social decline.