Community members as citizen scientists identify environmental characteristics that influence walkability and active living in rural areas.
Our team’s pilot research project in 2020 worked with community members in three rural Tasmanian towns. The findings showed that small rural towns would benefit from a range of features and amenities to support active living, most of which would not require extensive resource. These included improved access to hiking trails, better signage, slower traffic speed, and more seating along walking routes.
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