Walkable Clarence

What is walkability?
Walkability refers to how ‘friendly' an area is for pedestrians.

Why this survey?
The City of Clarence is committed to improving health and wellbeing outcomes for residents. Walking is a physical activity with many health benefits. Clarence City Council needs your help to assess the walkability of your suburb to identify priorities when planning for walking in your community.

Follow these steps to complete a survey:
1. Please identify a regular journey (route) that you walk to carry out everyday activities in your local area in Clarence. This might be a walk to a nearby shop, park, or school. You can complete a new survey for every different route that you walk.

2. Record the “Start” and “Finish” place or street names so that we can understand your route. There is no minimum or maximum distance.

3. When thinking about your route consider the following:
- The ease and comfort of your walk
- Path width, condition and any objects blocking your path
- Road intersections and pedestrian crossings
- The ground (terrain), and
- Safety.

4. Please answer each question. There are no right or wrong answers. Select the answers that best describe your route.

5. Please tell us your suggestions for improvement.

6. Please submit your completed survey by Friday 12 April 2019, online; or return to Clarence City Council at Council Chambers, 38 Bligh St, Rosny Park; or post to PO Box 96 Rosny Park 7018.

Clarence City Council would like to thank you for your participation in the survey. Your information will help us describe the walkability of your area and identify ways to improve walking in your community.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Leah Page on 6217 9596.


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* 1. When did you walk?

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* 2. What route did you walk on? For each of the following, please provide a place, landmark or street name.

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* 3. What was the purpose of your walk? (eg walk to school, go to shop)

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* 4. Type of surface: Did your walking route have a gravel, bitumen or concrete path to walk upon? (choose all that apply)

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* 5. Condition: Thinking about the evenness and consistency of the surface, how satisfied were you with the condition of the walking route?

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* 6. Incline of the terrain: How difficult was the steepness of the land for you?

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* 7. Obstacles and barriers to walking: Did your walking route have objects blocking your path such as over grown vegetation, wheelie bins, power poles and advertising boards?

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* 8. Sharing pathways: How satisfied were you with the width of the walking route?
For example, would you need to walk on the nature strip if  a pram came the other way?

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* 9. Accessibility of crossings: How satisfied are you with the pedestrian crossing ramps along your walking route?

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* 10. Road intersections: How safe do you feel when crossing at roads and intersections? 
For example is there sufficient visibility?

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* 11. Safety: Do you feel safe on your walk?

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* 12. Comfort: How satisfied are you with the number of seats or rest stops along your walk?

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* 13. Did your route have toilets?

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* 14. Do you have any comments or suggestions for improvement?

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* 15. Can you tell us some things about you?

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* 16. And lastly... is there anything you would like to tell us about your level of mobility?

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