Cygnet is a small town of approximately 1057 people situated in the Huon Valley Council municipality in the south-east coast of Tasmania. The town sits on Port Cygnet adjoining the Huon River and has a thriving arts scene and well-known events including the Cygnet Folk Festival. Cygnet township has a range of facilities including medical clinic, supermarket, town hall,post office, parks, playground, cafes, and pharmacy.
In the spatial walkability assessment, Cygnet’s walkability was rated high (good walkability) compared to the other 91 towns in the study. The spatial maps showed that Cygnet is more walkable along the main street and is less walkable towards the northern and southern edges of town.
The town segment audits reported a good range of sporting and recreational facilities.
Overall, footpath quality was rated good or excellent in five of seven segments. Discussion at the workshop suggested this was not always the case and that footpath quality varied throughout Cygnet.
Three priorities were identified as having potential to improve the walkability throughout Cygnet including addressing pedestrian safety; improving connectivity; and improving footpaths and general infrastructure.