In many parts of the United States, poor community and regional planning has virtually eliminated what so many people desire: beautiful landscapes and open spaces. To counteract the effects of sprawling development, many communities use trails and greenways to curb ill-planned growth and preserve ecologically important areas. The result is a higher quality of life, a healthier environment and more livable communities.

This fact sheet, produced by the Trails and Greenways Clearinghouse (a joint project of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and The Conservation Fund's American Greenways Program) delves further into these benefits of trails and greenways.

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File size: 292 KB

Published on 06/15/99

Author: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Collection: Benefits of Trails

Type: Fact sheet


Tags: Active Transportation, Environment