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Crime on Trails

A frequent question when discussing trails along individual homeowners’ properties is about crime on trails. Studies show that is not a problem.

  • Self-Policing –¬† Trails & Greenways attract local residents who use the facility frequently and randomly
  • Decrease Crime – Studies show less crime on trails than in the communities as a whole.
  • Litter and Lack of LeashMost common problems with public trails are litter, unauthorized motorized¬†vehicles & unleashed pets.

Sources:

  • https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike/docs/rt_safecomm.pdf
  • https://www.americantrails.org/resources/trail-effects-on-neighborhoods-home-value-safety-quality-of-life
  • homes.com/blog/2017/10/things-know-public-paths-trails/