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posted Feb 19, 2018

Developing Hiking Trails within Economic Recession

How to develop trails during an economic crisis.


posted Feb 19, 2018

The Blue Mountains, Australia

The Blue Mountains in Australia is a UNESCO World Heritage Area and one of Australia’s prime natural wonders


published Apr 2007

Analysis of Trail Systems within the Oil Heritage Region

Trail utilization study.


posted Feb 19, 2018

New Trails from Ancient Roads

How to turn old roads into modern trails.


published Jul 2001

More Physical Activity Leads to Less Cognitive Decline

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


posted Jun 11, 2019

PTSD: Trails and Nature - The Better Medication

by Mike Buckley

Natural and holistic PTSD treatment protocols.


posted Jun 5, 2019

Young Adults and Professional Partnering for 21st Century Trails

by Willie Bittner with Great Lakes Trailbuilders, LLC, Lauren Edwards-Johnson with The Corps Network, Brenna Kelly with Conservation Legacy

Engaging youth and veterans in trail projects.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Vernacu-What? Culture, Heritage and the Natural Environment as Building Blocks for Trail Design

Drawing from dry-laid rock fences, a significant equine heritage, and one of the oldest urban growth boundaries in the nation, Legacy Trail spans the gamut of landscapes.


posted Feb 19, 2018

The Payoff of Trails

by Carl Knoch with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), David Lindhaul with Morton Trails, John Morton with Morton Trails

Hear how research projects support the facts that trails do provide a positive economic benefit in their communities.


published Jun 2011

Bicycle-Rail Trip Analysis and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Focused Study

by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) recently began studying the ways in which bicycling, for transportation and in combination with transit, can reduce automobile use and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The first of these focused studies concentrated on the Metro Orange Line and parallel bicycle path. This Bicycle Rail Trip Analysis and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Study looks more broadly at bicycle trips to and from Metro Rail. The purpose of this study is to establish the benefits of providing an integrated transportation system where bicyclists are accommodated at train stations and on trains.


published Jan 2015

Economic Importance of Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation: An Analysis of Idaho Counties

During the period August 2012 through November 2012, the University of Idaho, in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR), surveyed Idaho’s registered off-highway-vehicle (OHV) owners. The goal of the survey was to determine the economic importance of OHV use in Idaho during the previous 12 months. The survey sample was drawn from IDPR-registered OHV owners. OHV activities not related to recreation (e.g., work) and out-of-state visitors could not be sampled. Trips and expenditures for OHV recreation in Idaho would be higher if nonresident OHV recreation could be estimated.


posted Jun 4, 2019

Planning and Building Trails in Under-Served Urban Communities with Multiple Partners

by Daniel Ashworth with Alta Planning + Design, Sara Patterson with Michael Baker International

Two case studies lay out the opportunities and challenges with completing trails through a lengthy planning, design, and construction process with multiple planning partners and project funders.