-> Headwaters Economics offers its online Trails Benefits Library (http://bit.ly/2ch9raR): a collection of 120 studies on the positive impacts of trails, especially in small or medium-sized towns and rural areas. The library is searchable by type of benefit (business impacts, property values, public health, trail use estimates, etc.), type of use (cycling, walking, hiking, mountain biking, etc.), year, and region. Related Research and Methods. The library can help local leaders find existing research–conducted in communities similar to theirs—so that they have credible information and answers to questions regarding potential benefits from nearby trails and whether a project meets community priorities. See the other trails-related resources at http://bit.ly/2cB3Z5Y.
from CenterLines, the e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking.