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published Jun 2011

Pedestrian and Bicycling Infrastructure: A National Study of Employment Impacts

This study estimates the employment impacts of building and refurbishing transportation infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians.


published Jun 2011

Bicycle Tourism as a Rural Economic Development Vehicle

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


published Mar 2011

FAQ: How to measure the strength and growth of a trail network

by American Trails Staff

Measuring the benefits and economic development of trails.


published Mar 2011

Compton Creek Trails Community Assessment

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

In 2009, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) began a multi-year project to ensure that residents along the Compton Creek bike, equestrian and walking trails were involved in using and supporting their trails, as well as to provide opportunities for programs and activities.


published Jan 2011

Economic Benefits of Trail Tourism

by American Trails Staff

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


published Jan 2011

Study Looks at Economic Aspects of Redevelopment in Ludlam Trail Corridor

The "Miami-Dade County Trail Benefits Study" uses Ludlam Trail as a case study to estimate quantifiable social, environmental, and economic benefits associated with the development of shared-use non-motorized paths.


published Sep 2010

Every Mile Counts: Economic Analysis of 2008 New York Trail User Surveys

Surveys were undertaken on eight shared-use trails to see who uses these trails, how far they travel to a trail, and what they spend and on what items.


published Apr 2010

The Midtown Greenway and the Social Landscape of Minneapolis, MN

An examination of a new piece of infrastructure that represents an emerging urban form poised to potentially revitalize, reorganize and reshape American cities.


published Mar 2010

Physical Activity Facilities Have Economic as Well as Health Benefits

Not only do open spaces, recreation areas, and walkable neighborhoods strongly influence how active people are, they provide fiscal benefits to municipal governments as well as nearby residential property values.


published Jan 2010

Bicyclists Bring Business

by Parks and Trails New York

A Guide for Attracting Bicyclists to New York’s Canal Communities


published Jan 2010

Valuing Bicycling’s Economic and Health Impacts in Wisconsin

The results of this study demonstrate that bicycling has the potential to contribute substantially to the health and economic well being of Wisconsin citizens.


published Nov 2009

Economic Impact of Recreational Trail Use in Different Regions of Minnesota

The main objective of this report is to present the local economic impacts of trail use in various regions of the state.