Research shows health benefits of public greenways
Cycling up 49%, auto trips down 35%
Both studies examined the effects of improved access to walking and cycling, and opportunities for social connection along the greenway.
The two studies looked at behaviour before and after the greenway was improved.
- 16% increase in the number of days of moderate physical activity
- 9.8% decrease in the number of days of poor mental and physical health
- 49% increase in cycling trips
- 35% decrease in auto trips