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published Jul 1, 2006

Six Myths of Community Trails: The Case of Bonneville Shoreline Trail

by Carl Knoch with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The goal of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) is to link communities along the ancient Lake Bonneville shoreline terrace of Utah's Wasatch Front.


published Apr 1, 2006

Crime, Property Values, Trail Opposition & Liability Issues

Three common concerns of trail opposition: crime will go up, property values will go down, liability and lawsuits.


published Sep 1, 2000

Trail Effects on Neighborhoods: Home Value, Safety, Quality of Life

‚ÄčAre trails safe? How do they affect property values of adjacent residents?


published Feb 28, 2000

Omaha Recreational Trails: Their Effect on Property Values and Public Safety

Despite increased promotion of trails for health and recreation, critics of new trail development continue to raise questions about the suitability of trails in neighborhoods. Concerns often focus on the impact of trails on property values and public safety in different types of neighborhoods.


published May 1, 1987

Evaluation of the Burke-Gilman Trail's Effect on Property Values and Crime

This study looks at property values and crime rates adjacent to the rail-trail.