11-04-21 | News

NRPA Survey Shows Importance of Trails

Half of All Adults; Proximity to Trails was Deemed Important

NRPA recently released the results of a poll regarding the importance of trails in proximity to their homes with millennials more likely to find access to trails.

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) released the results of a poll that shows that three in four U.S. adults agree that it is important that they have access to public trails such as walking, hiking, and biking, close to home.

The poll also found that Western state residents are more likely to say that it is extremely or very important to have access to public trails near their home. Additionally, millennials are also more likely to find access to trails.

"In both urban and rural settings, trails are some of the most multifaceted amenities a community can have, meaning the benefits are nearly endless," said Kevin Roth, NRPA vice president of research, evaluation and technology, "They not only provide residents with a place for recreation, exercise, connecting with nature and reducing stress, but also are a healthy and environmentally-friendly transportation option that offers equitable access to parks and other important public spaces."


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