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published Apr 1, 2003

South Carolina Trails Survey

The purpose of this study was to provide an extensive description of the use of trails in South Carolina.


published Sep 1, 2002

Case Studies of Water Trail Impacts on Rural Communities

by Lindsy Johnson, MCRP

Water trail development causes economic and social and impacts on rural communities.


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, 2002

Benefits of Greenways: A Pennsylvania Study

The Benefits of Pennsylvania Greenways Report will be used as a foundation for future communication and outreach efforts focusing on educating the general public regarding the benefits that are, and will continue to be provided by Pennsylvania greenways.


published Feb 25, 2002

Tennessee Off-Highway Vehicle User Survey

by University of Tennessee

The characteristics of OHV users in Tennessee, types of OHV use and trip characteristics, and the perceptions and preferences of OHV users were studied.


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 Nov 30, 2001

Indiana Trails Study: A Study of Trails in Six Indiana Cities

The six study trail sites were selected to reflect differing community populations, geographic locations, trail development-funding methods, trail types and community types. The common parameter for trail selection was that the trail had to be operating for longer than two years.


published Nov 1, 2001

Visitor Expectations and Perceptions of Program and Physical Accessibility in the National Park Service

by Rachel J. C. Chen, PhD

The purpose of the study was to identify the perceptions of people with disabilities relative to program and physical accessibility in the National Park Service.


published Oct 1, 2001

Nebraska Rural Trails: Three Studies of Trail Impact

Documenting the impact of Nebraska’s developing trail system, using surveys to learn more about usage patterns, public safety, property values, and community quality of life along three rural rail-trails.


published Sep 10, 2001

Estimating the Benefits and Costs to Mountain Bikers of Changes in Trail Characteristics, Access Fees, and Site Closures: Choice Experiments and Benefits Transfer

Tens of millions of North Americans and Europeans own mountain bikes and millions of them are avid trail riders. The growing popularity of mountain biking in many areas has led to increased trail degradation and conflicts among users on single track. This study could be used as a template to estimate benefits and costs to other users (hikers and equestrians), a critical component of any analysis of the types of policies managers must consider.


published Sep 1, 2001

Perceptions of How the Presence of Greenway Trails Affects the Value of Proximate Properties

This study indicates that multi-use trails are an amenity that helps sell homes, increases property values and improves the quality of life.


published Jul 23, 2001

More Physical Activity Leads to Less Cognitive Decline

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