Evaluating the Economic Impact of Shared Use Paths in North Carolina

Alta Planning + Design worked with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) from 2015-2018 to analyze four major shared use paths across North Carolina. The goal of the study was to evaluate the economic returns currently being generated by existing trails of regional significance that may lead to economic benefits to the state. Funded by NCDOT, the study highlights the impacts to healthy living, spending along trails, property values, and personal values.


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