The purpose of this study was to determine what effect, if any the Burke-Gilman Trail has had on property values and crime rates of property owners near and adjacent to the trail. The need for the study became apparent when property owners in a different area of the city expressed concern over the development of a new trail project on the basis that it might reduce their property values, increase crime, and generally reduce the quality of life. These concerns are similar to concerns raised by property owners who bought their homes prior to the construction of the Burke-Gilman Trail.

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Published on 05/01/87

Author: Seattle Engineering Department, Office for Planning

Collection: Trail Management

Type: Report

State: Washington

Tags: Crime/Police, Economic Impact