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:
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.
- 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.