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Focus Term: Economic Impact

Unlocking the Economic & Community Development Potential of IHTC Trails
August 01, 2023
Strategies for unlocking the community and economic development potential of IHTC trails.
Heritage Rail Trail County Park: 2022 User Survey And Economic Impact Analysis
May 01, 2023
Each survey was designed to monitor trail user characteristics and the economic impact of the rail trail.
New Study Illustrates Economic Potential of the Great American Rail-Trail
May 17, 2022
Great American Rail-Trail, the nation’s first cross-country multiuse trail, will unlock more than $229 million in spending each year.
Great American Rail-Trail route hero
Regional Trail Network Creates New Recreation and Active Transportation Access for Millions of Bay Area Residents, With Potential Statewide Economic Impact of $6.6 Billion Annually
January 12, 2022
RTC calls for $2 billion investment in connected trails and active transportation infrastructure, advancing regional trail network.
San Francisco Bay Trail | Photo by Cindy Barks
New Report Finds 35-Mile Citywide Trail System Can Generate Millions in Economic Opportunity and Inclusive Growth in Baltimore
October 15, 2020
Investment in Baltimore Greenway Trails Network will connect 75 neighborhoods with safe, healthy transportation and recreation options.
Photo by Side A Photography
Capital Trails Network Cost Estimate
November 20, 2019
This cost estimate is the next step in supporting the completion of the Capital Trails Network and providing safe access to reliable transportation and open space for the more than 6 million people in the region.
New Research Finds Public Investment in Trails, Walking and Biking Infrastructure Delivers Potential Economic Benefits of $138.5 Billion Annually
October 15, 2019
RTC's newest study, “Active Transportation Transforms America,” provides nation’s most comprehensive analysis of trails.
Bicyclist near Capitol Building - Photo courtesy D.C. Department of Transportation
11th Street Bridge Park Equitable Development Plan
September 04, 2018
A key goal of the 11th Street Bridge Park is to serve as an anchor for equitable and inclusive economic growth.
Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Rail-Trail: Bringing a world-class trail network to West Virginia
April 06, 2018
The 238-mile Parkersburg to Pittsburgh rail-trail is already nearly 80 percent complete; just a few short gaps exist in West Virginia.
D&H Rail-Trail: User Survey and Economic Impact Analysis (
December 31, 2017
RTC conducted this study of the users of the 38-mile D&H Rail-Trail under a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.