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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN URBAN TRAIL?

SAFETY: 

Provides opportunities for activity, transportation, and recreation without risking injury by riding or walking alongside motorized vehicles.

HEALTH/SUSTAINABILITY: 

Encourages a convenient way to incorporate physical activity into one’s daily routine.

CONNECTIVITY: 

Connects a variety of important community destinations, and bringing the community together.

ACCESSIBILITY: 

Offers choice for people who don’t have access to cars, are unable to drive, or choose not to drive, including people of all ages who walk, jog, bicycle, or use mobility aids.

ACCESS TO NATURE:

Brings people to and from greenspaces and waterways, while serving as a greenway itself.

ECONOMIC BENEFITS: 

Boosts foot traffic and local bicycling, which are proven to increase spending at local businesses and restaurants.

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Reduces carbon use and alleviates congestion.