Economic Research

Understanding the trail market is essential for economic development and business planning.

Over many years, the Trail Town Program® has worked with local and national partners to conduct economic research along designated trail corridors. The following reports, studies, and resources have been produced by either the Trail Town Program® or partners including the Allegheny Trail Alliance, Oil Region Alliance, and Rails to Trails Conservancy.

2021 GAP Annual Economic Impact Report

Overview: Economic Impact of Regional Trails up to 2015

2015 General Trail User Report

Great Allegheny Passage (GAP)

*For surveys prior to 2007, contact us for additional information. 

Great Allegheny Passage Trail Counts

 Erie to Pittsburgh Trail (EPT)

Trans-Allegheny Trail System

Three Rivers Heritage Trails (Includes sections of EPT & GAP)

*For additional trail studies not listed here please visit the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy website