Assessing the Economic and Livability Value of Multi-Use Trails: A Case Study into the Tammany Trace Rail Trail in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

This study is twofold. First, at a broader scope, it looks into literature on multi-use paved trails, which can be rail-trails, greenways, or a combination of both, to support the paradigm of how trails are bringing economic and livability benefits to communities. Second, it is a case study on the 31-mile Tammany Trace (Trace), a rail-to-trail conversion in St. Tammany Parish in Southeast Louisiana. Through interviews, intercept surveys, and mapping techniques, it begins to frame a picture of what economic and livability impacts the facility has on this region. The yearly estimated economic benefits of the Trace are $3.356 million for direct spending and $3.9 million for indirect spending.

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    University of Oregon, Eugene

    1209 University of Oregon
    Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management
    Eugene, OR  United States  97403
  • Authors:
    • Hammons, Hagen Thames
  • Publication Date: 2015-5-29


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 87p

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  • Accession Number: 01634752
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 2017 9:30AM