Trails are good for people.

Walking, running, biking, and strolling on trails improves physical health, mental health, and factors that are harder to measure such as social connection and community identity.

Safe, walkable trails, however, often are less available to the populations that need them the most.

Patricia Gude with Headwaters Economics explores the benefits trails and natural space have for communities, and the barriers to access to those spaces some communities struggle with. Read more here.