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8.05 Trails and pathways encourage healthy lifestyles, save energy, and protect air quality by encouraging non-motorized transportation

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  2. [Dec 16 2014] Claiming the Health Dividend: Value for Money Estimates of Investment in Walking and Cycling
    2014 - England

    This report summarizes the latest findings in studies that looked at benefit-to-cost ratios of investments in walking and cycling which are considered to be around 5:1. 

  3. [Jul 21 2014] New Walking and Cycling Routes and Increased Physical Activity
    2014 - England

    Walking, cycling, and physical activity is increased over the longer term by proximity to high-quality, traffic-free routes for walking and cycling.

  4. [Dec 22 2010] Benefits of Rail-Trails
    2008 - USA

    Trails and greenways create healthy recreation and transportation opportunities by providing people of all ages with attractive, safe, accessible and low- or no-cost places to cycle, walk, hike,...

  5. [Dec 22 2010] Contribution of Public Parks to Physical Activity
    2007 - USA

    Public parks are critical resources for physical activity in minor- ity communities. Because residential proximity is strongly associated with phys- ical activity and park use, the number and...

  6. [Dec 22 2010] Quantifying the Greenhouse Gas Benefits of Urban Parks
    2008 - USA

    The expansion of green spaces in urban areas can reduce the energy use and CO2 emissions associated with water delivery by providing a medium for wastewater recycling and increased stormwater...

  7. [Dec 22 2010] Linked landscapes: Creating greenway corridors through conservation subdivision strategies in the no
    2003 - Canada

    Because of their low costs and inherent adaptability, conservation subdivisions can become the basic “building block” for creating community-wide and regional greenspace networks.  When local...

  8. [Dec 22 2010] Macro-Linkages between Health and Outdoor Recreation: The Role of Parks and Recreation Providers
    2009 - USA

    Park and recreation providers in Oregon can play a significant role in the health and wellbeing of Oregon’s residents by providing outdoor recreation infrastructure such as trails and sports...

  9. [Dec 22 2010] Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Southeastern Pennsylvania
    2010 - USA

    Protected open spaces add billions of dollars to the value of the region’s housing stock and millions of dollars in revenue to local governments in southeastern Pennsylvania.

  10. [Dec 22 2010] Using greenways to reclaim nature in Brazilian cities
    2006 - Canada

    For a relatively small amount of money, green corridors can reconnect the parts of a city. They can be attached to streams, rivers, or shores to provide soft edges and restore flood plains,...

  11. [Dec 22 2010] Increasing walking: How important is distance to, attractiveness, and size of public open space?
    2005 - USA

    Access to attractive, large public open space is associated with higher levels of walking.

  12. [Dec 22 2010] Nonmarket benefits of nature: What should be counted in green GDP?
    2006 - USA

    The benefits of nature include many forms of recreation, aesthetic enjoyment, commercial and subsistence harvests, damage avoidance, human health, and enjoyment of life’s diversity.

  13. [Dec 22 2010] Restoration and stress relief through physical activities in forests and parks
    2007 - Switzerland

    Suffering from headaches and stress decreased significantly, and feeling well-balanced increased significantly. Positive effects increased with length of visit, and individuals practising sports...

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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