Over the last few years, the Communities for Walkability project has been working with Tasmanian communities to investigate walkability in rural towns. Until now, most research has been conducted in larger cities, so it is great to have some important research to better understand walkability in the context of smaller towns.
Throughout the project, over 80 people have been involved in collecting information about the quality, accessibility and presence of features in their towns which has contributed to increasing knowledge about walkability in rural towns! We are excited that the final town report has now been released to the community to use to advocate for important changes. Thank you to the 10 towns and all the Community Champions and Citizen Scientists involved!
Next up, the Menzies team will be further analysing the project data to provide useful insights into rural walkability. And check out the published town reports here.