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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. A tale of three greenway trails: User perceptions related to quality of life
    2000 - USA

    In a recent nationwide survey, conducted with state and local officials, the American Institute of Architects found that the availability of parks, and other open spaces, and urban sprawl were...

  3. Active Transportation for America: The Case for Increased Federal Investment in Bicycling and Walkin
    2008 - USA

    By making bicycling and walking—or “active transportation”—viable options for everyday travel, we can cost-effectively improve our mobility, protect our climate, enhance energy security and improve...

  4. Association of park size, distance, and features with physical activity in neighborhood parks
    2008 - USA

    " Parks with more features were more likely to be used for physical activity; size and distance were not significant predictors. Park facilities were more important than were park amenities. Of the...

  5. Benefit Estimation In Economic Impacts of Protecting Rivers, Trails and Greenway Corridors: A Resour
    2008 - USA

    In 1995, the USA National Park Service, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance reported that:” The BLM example is the simplest method to understand (Table 9-2); the USFS method shows how unit...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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. 

  8. Contribution of Public Parks to Physical Activity
    2007 - Canada

    On average, over 2000 individuals were counted in each park, and about two thirds were sedentary when observed. “Public parks are critical resources for physical activity in minority communities....

  9. 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...

  10. 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.

  11. Ecosystem services in urban areas
    1999 - Sweden

    Locally generated ecosystem services, such as air filtering, noise reduction and rainwater drainage, have a substantial impact on the quality-of-life in urban areas and should be addressed in...

  12. Environmental correlates of physical activity: A review of evidence about parks and recreation
    2007 - USA

    Park and recreation agencies exist in many communities and for the future they must be acknowledged for the significant potential they have for promoting healthy living through increased PA.

  13. Evaluating change in physical activity with the building of a multi-use trail
    2005 - USA

    "This prospective study of the building of a multi-use trail did not demonstrate an increase in physical activity among adults living near the trail. Other prospective studies are encouraged, to...

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