Trails Mean Business

Posted 11/02/12 by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in Trail Use, America's Trails, Success Stories | Tagged with Case Studies, Facts and FIgures, Overcoming Opposition, Tourism and Economic Stimulus

Last year, Americans spent $81 billion on bicycling gear and trips, a sizable chunk of the total outdoor recreation industry which accounts for $646 billion in spending each year.

A large proportion of that expenditure on bicycling trips is captured by communities that have been able to connect destination trails with their downtowns, main streets and local businesses.

Just how important is this trail traffic to these local businesses? Let's let the numbers speak for themselves...

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