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Resource Category: Benefits of Trails

How Connected Trails Keep Us Active and Well Webinar
April 10, 2024
Join RTC; CDC’s Active People, Healthy Nation initiative; and Special Olympics for a conversation about why trails are critical to our health.
Arkansas' Razorback Regional Greenway | Photo courtesy Experience Fayetteville
Circuit Trails Case Study
February 13, 2024
The Circuit Trails is a developing 800-mile regional trail network in Pennsylvania and New Jersey that seeks to connect residents of all ages
Unlocking the Economic & Community Development Potential of IHTC Trails
August 01, 2023
RTC's “Unlocking the Economic Potential of IHTC Trails” project hopes to renew the coalition’s pursuit of a more prosperous region.
Ohio's Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail | Photo by Renee Rosensteel
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.
Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (IHTC) 10 year Evaluation & Success Strategy
February 23, 2023
This 10-Year Impact Report presents significant support for the coalition, with 95% of survey respondents finding the coalition to be helpful.
WEBINAR – Economic Potential of the Great American Rail Trail
June 28, 2022
The analysis looked at the trail’s potential to bring visitors, businesses, spending, jobs, income and tax revenue to the communities along its 3,700-mile route and found the trail will contribute $161 million to the GDP each year.
Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment Report 2022
May 11, 2022
RTC embarked on a 12-month assessment of route options using its GIS database of more than 34,000 miles of existing trails nationwide.
WEBINAR – Understanding Barriers to Trail Use
May 27, 2021
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is leading a national study to better understand the barriers to trail use with a particular focus on race and gender.
WEBINAR – Trail Use Trends: Leveraging Data to Make the Case for Trails
August 11, 2020
Key information about how to use data to make the case for your trails as well as how to interpret the abundance of data available to you will be covered.
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail: Trail User Spending Impact Study
November 30, 2018
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail: Trail User Spending Impact Study