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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. [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. [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. [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.

  5. [2009] 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...

  6. [2008] 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...

  7. [2008] Ontario’s wealth, Canada’s future : Appreciating the value of the Greenbelt’s eco-services
    2008 - Canada

    In 2008, the David Suzuki Foundation reported that: " ..we are all directly dependent on the natural environment for the goods and services that ecosystems provide. These natural benefits include...

  8. [2008] 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...

  9. [2008] 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,...

  10. [2008] 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...

  11. [2008] 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...

  12. [2007] 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...

  13. [2007] 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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