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posted Mar 13, 2018

Study of Nearby Businesses and Adjacent Residential Landowners to the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

The main purpose of studying nearby businesses and adjacent residential landowners was to better understand the level of support for the extension of the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail prior to its construction.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Omaha Recreational Trails: Their Effect on Property Values and Public Safety

Despite increased promotion of trails for health and recreation, critics of new trail development continue to raise questions about the suitability of trails in neighborhoods. Concerns often focus on the impact of trails on property values and public safety in different types of neighborhoods.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Study of Two Successful Canadian Rural Trails

A brief study of two successful rural trails, one utilizing an active irrigation canal alignment (Calgary to Chestermere Lake) and the other converted from an abandoned rail line (The Iron Horse Trail-Elk Point to Heinsburg).


posted Mar 13, 2018

Little Miami Scenic Trail Economic Study

This study examines how the Little Miami Scenic Trail can be a strong asset for a community’s market viability and can be used as a market enhancement tool.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Economic Benefits of Trails

This fact sheet provides researched facts about trail development in Canada including trail use, the money spent by trail users, statistics on job creation related to trail development, adjacent land values and the economic impact of new money to a community when trails are developed.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Mohawk-Hudson Trail Analysis of Use, Regional Benefits, and Economic Impact

The primary purpose of this report is to heighten awareness of the regional, recreational, and economic asset and to bolster current efforts to extend and improve the facility.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail & It's Impact on Adjoining Residential Properties

A survey of residents acknowledged that there are disadvantages expressed by some adjacent homeowners, but most reported being satisfied with the trail as a neighbor and experiencing relatively low rates of trail-related problems.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Evaluation of the Burke-Gilman Trail's Effect on Property Values and Crime

This study looks at property values and crime rates adjacent to the rail-trail.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Implementing Trail-Based Economic Development Programs

This handbook outlines a variety of ways in which governments, businesses, chambers of commerce, tourism promoters, and individual citizens can help their communities develop and implement trail-based economic development programs.


posted Mar 13, 2018

How Land Use and Transportation Systems Impact Public Health: An Annotated Bibliography

This literature review discusses how urban form affects public health, specifically through the ways in which the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity levels.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Economic Benefits of Parks and Open Space

This casebook presents data and examples that can help leaders and concerned citizens make the economic case for parks and open space conservation.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Economic Value of Walkability

This paper describes ways to evaluate the value of walking (the activity) and walkability (the quality of walking conditions, including safety, comfort and convenience).