As Park City grows and develops there is an increasing need and demand for recreational hiking and biking trails, trail-head parking, neighborhood trails and connections, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, signs, and maps. There is a desire in the community to better identify, develop and preserve pedestrian and bicycle access as the land becomes developed. In addition to encouraging recreation, the development of a non-motorized trail system can help reduce vehicle trips and traffic congestion. The result will be a community resource providing transportation alternatives, recreational opportunities, environmental aesthetics, open space preservation and increased property values.
Studies and surveys in other parts of the country have shown that bicycle paths (trails,
greenways) can contribute to areas where they are established by providing recreation,
transportation, a sense of community, increased property values, and lower crime.
Read the entire report published by the University of Delaware here…bikepathfinal