Trail Benefits

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Bike trails make major contributions to both individual well-being  and community livability and sustainability. People around the country have experienced the benefits assoicated with trails and linear park spaces.  These benefits on social, environmental and economic conditions have been documented by cities that have invested in trails from Pinellas Country, Florida to Portland, Oregon.  Trails can be an important step in providing for a more livable and sustainable communitty.  Trails increase accessibility to schools, parks, transit and employment for residents while providing recreation opporuntities.  This can increase property values and improve local businesses, which lead sto new jobs.  Trails reduce motorized vehicle trips saving fuel and decreasing carbon diozide emissions.