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See solutions and ideas for trails and greenways at www.AmericanTrails.org/resources 20 Years of Trails in


Western Australia Western Australia’s modern trails community was born out of a govern- ment initiative 20 years ago. Today, the importance of trails is becoming better understood and is seen as relevant to


better community outcomes. A recent report profiles important trails, docu- ments the value of trails, and recaps the politics and funding that have helped create a modern culture of trails. The report includes many inviting photos.


Download the 76-page report at www. AmericanTrails.org/resources/international.


Springwater Corridor; photo from Metro Trail planning updates


for Portland area Portland Metropolitan Area


Regional Trail Accomplishments details the progress on 51 trail corridors since the publication of the Greenspaces Master Plan, which was completed by Metro in 1992. With 300 miles of trails completed,


the report notes that “work has acceler- ated since 2006, when voters passed a second natural areas bond measure that makes it possible to fill in trail gaps. Local advocates have become more vocal and strategic during the past seven years, helping increase federal funding for trail design and construction.”


Access the report at www.AmericanTrails. org/resources/planning.


Economic impacts of


bicycle-related travel Economic Significance of Bicycle-


Related Travel in Oregon finds that par- ticipants engaging in bicycle-related activities while traveling in Oregon spent nearly $400 million in 2012. The 55-page study includes a great deal of data on the demographics of cyclists and details of their expenditures.


Access the report at www.AmericanTrails. org/resources/economics.


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