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Benefits of Trails

A group of cyclists ride on a trail​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Did You Know?

A recent study found that every $1 of trail construction supports $1.72 annually from local business revenue, sales tax revenue, and benefits related to health and transportation.

Trails and shared use paths provide a variety of benefits that ultimately affect the sustainability of a region’s economic, environmental and social health. These benefits include:
  • Improving bicycle and pedestrian transportation
  • Improving health through active living
  • Enhancing environmental stewardship
  • Protecting people and property from flood damage
  • Enhancing cultural awareness and community identity
  • Creating value and generating economic activity

Numerous studies have made the positive link between trails and their benefits abundantly clear. 

2/21/2020 11:24 AM