General Information on Benefits of Greenways and Trails

Benefits of Greenways of Trails and Greenways (National Trails Training Partnership)
Benefits of Trails (Rails to Trails Conservancy)
Benefits of Trails and Greenways (Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection)
How Trails Benefit the Environment (T.R.E.D.)

Economic Impact

Economic Benefits of Trails (Pennsylvania Land Trust Association)
Economic Benefits of Trails (Florida Department of Environmental Protection)
Greenway Trails: Economic Impacts (Bike Virginia Resources)
Silver Comet Trail Economic Impact Study (Bike Walk Northwest Georgia)
The Economic Impact of Greenways and Multi-Use Trails (Naugatuck River Greenway Economic Impact Study)

Health and Wellness
Health & Fitness (National Trail Training Partnership)
Trail Benefits: Health (Carolina Thread Trail)
Health and Wellness Fact Sheet [PDF] (Rails to Trails Conservancy)

Property Values, Crime and Safety

Greenways and Crime (Catawba County Heritage Alliance)
New Research Finds that Homeowners and City Planners Should ‘Hit the Trail’ When Considering Property Values (University of Cincinnati)
Sharing the Trail (League of American Bicyclists)
Trail Effects on Neighborhoods: Home Value, Safety, Quality of Life (National Trails Training Partnership)
Urban Pathways to Healthy Neighborhoods: Focus On Personal Safety (Rails to Trails Conservancy)

Maintenance and Other Issues

Best Practices in Trail Maintenance
A walk on the green side The county’s growing greenway network brings people closer to creeks



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