1. Represent the City on the Weber Trails Committee and other committees to help promote trails in accordance with the best interest of City residents, to protect their property and interests.
2. Pursue a possible plan for pedestrian safety along 6600 South
The Value of Trails
Trails and Pathways
A new bridge and trail has been constructed that is close enough for joggers, walkers, bikers, and equestrians in the City to enjoy. You can access the new segment of the trail by crossing the bridge over the river on the west end of town, and following Cottonwood Drive. The path now extends to Riverdale. The trail from Cottonwood Drive has been improved, but not paved. The Riverdale trail is located on the opposite side of the river, and a bridge has been installed to make the connection. To find out about all the trails around us, check out this website: http://weberpathways.org/
City Hall has maps made by Weber Pathways that show all trails and bike routes open to the public. These are nice maps available for free, so come in and get one today!
The Value of Trails
Enhance the quality of life
Provide a safe, non-motorized transportation system
Promote health benefits
Increase property values
Establish wildlife corridors and habitat
Offer opportunities for social interaction
Generate economic benefits
Become a venue for family recreation
Serve as a non-discriminating recreational amenity
TRAILS ARE A SOURCE OF COMMUNITY PRIDE
Economic Benefits of Open Space and Trails:
· Real estate industry analyses predict that over the next 25 years, real estate values will rise fastest in communities with open space and networks of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails.
· Owners of small companies ranked trails, parks, and open space as the highest priority in choosing a new location for their businesses.
· Open space and trails are among the top five factors that large companies consider when deciding where to locate their businesses.
· Hiking and trails stimulate tourism. In Moab, Utah, for example, trails-related tourism supports over 1700 local jobs, generates over $1.5 million in annual tax revenue, and accounts for over 75 percent of the local economy.
A 2002 Survey of residents near Ogden’s Bonneville Shoreline Trail revealed that:
82% believe their property would be easier to sell because it is near a trail
88% believe that the trail improved the quality of their neighborhood
94% said that having a trail nearby added to the appeal of their homes