Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Releases Latest Research On Net Economic Impact Of Trails In Wisconsin During Ceremony For 2019 Rail-Trail Champion Awa

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In the city that is the center point of the Route of Badger, southeastern Wisconsin`s 700-mile landmark regional trail network and a Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) TrailNation™ project, RTC today released the latest data about the health and economic benefits that trails deliver to the state.

A state-based analysis of RTC`s report, Active Transportation Transforms America, found that the net economic impact of trails and active transportation annually in Wisconsin is as much as $1.5 billion, including direct trail user spending of $686 million and health costs avoided of $833 million.....

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Ken Notes: No doubt the trails are great for the state, I do get nervios when I see the numbers because they are often manufactured to tell a better story... i.e. health costs avoided of $833 million...



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