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Mortgage defaults and proximity to walkability, open space, and public parks

A recent study published by Fannie Mae identifies specific locational factors that reduce the risk of mortgage default – specifically commute time, use of rail transit, walkability, the presence of retail uses, the integration of affordable housing, and proximity to … Continue reading

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Concentrate Kids that walk or bike to school

From the Atlantic: According to the results of a Danish study released late last year, my Dutch friends are giving their daughter a less tangible but more lasting gift along with that bicycle: the ability to concentrate better. The survey … Continue reading

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Be counted — be part of the 2012 NYS Trail User Count

Want to know how many people are using your multi-use trail each year?  Join the 2012 New York State Trail User Count. As part of efforts to implement recommendations of New York’s Statewide Trails Plan, PTNY will assist NYSOPRHP and other … Continue reading

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Americans Slow to Embrace Walking and Cycling

“Research shows that walking has increased only slightly and cycling has stagnated during the past decade. Both activities have decreased among women, children and seniors. Dr. John Pucher, a professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, said the … Continue reading

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PTNY: Adirondack trail study only scratches surface of benefits to area

Parks & Trails New York wishes to congratulate Adirondack Action on commissioning the recently released Adirondack Rail Corridor Economic Impact Study comparing the costs and economic impacts of a tourist train and a 34-mile multi-use trail between Lake Placid and … Continue reading

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