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posted Mar 13, 2018

Economic Benefits of Trail Tourism

One major benefit of trail tourism is that it is money spent in rural towns and in more economically disadvantaged areas.


posted Mar 13, 2018

How Land Use and Transportation Systems Impact Public Health

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

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).


posted Mar 13, 2018

How Cities Use Parks for Economic Development

Parks provide intrinsic environmental, aesthetic, and recreation benefits to our cities. Parks are also a source of positive economic benefits. Understanding the economic impacts of parks can help decision makers better evaluate the creation and maintenance of urban parks.


posted Mar 13, 2018

New Zealand Cycle Trail Launches Product Directory

This product directory of New Zealand's premium cycle tourism experiences provides information on both cycle trails and product information.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Bicycle Tourism as a Rural Economic Development Vehicle

This document addresses the applicability of bicycle tourism in rural areas.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Irish Trails Strategy: Promoting and Developing Activity in the Irish Outdoors

The ambitious vision set out in this strategy for recreational trails in Ireland is “to create, nurture and maintain a world class recreational trail network that is sustainable, integrated, well utilized and highly regarded, that enhances the health, well being and quality of life of all Irish citizens and that attracts visitors from around the world.”


posted Feb 19, 2018

Developing Hiking Trails within Economic Recession

How to develop trails during an economic crisis.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace educational techniques.