filed under: economics of trails
by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
This report presents methodologies and tools to estimate the cost of various bicycle facilities and for evaluating their potential value and benefits.
This report presents methodologies and tools to estimate the cost of various bicycle facilities and for evaluating their potential value and benefits. The results will help transportation planners make effective decisions on integrating bicycle facilities into their overall transportation plans and on a project-by-project basis. In the past, planners and stakeholders have been faced with considerable challenges in trying to estimate the benefits of bicycle facilities. The authors have developed criteria for identifying benefits that will be useful and effective for urban transportation planning, and they have provided a systematic method to estimate both direct benefits to the users of the facilities and indirect benefits to the community. The research described in the report has been used to develop a set of web-based guidelines available on the Internet at http://www.bicyclinginfo.org/b... that provide a step-by-step worksheet for estimating costs, demands, and benefits associated with specific facilities under consideration.
Published January 2006
An Examination of the Economic Impacts of Operations and Capital Spending by Local Park and Recreation Agencies on the U.S. Economy
The future for outdoor recreation. To continue building a robust future for outdoor recreation, the outdoor sector needs investments in outdoor infrastructure, businesses that support collaboration and sustainable growth, a talent pipeline to build a skilled workforce, and marketing resources that ensure quality and equity.
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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.