Table 2

Summary data for Path Environmental Audit Tool (PEAT) audit tool (n = 21 trails)

Audit Summary Scales

Mean (SD)a

Example of items included from PEAT

Present/Rating


Incivilities

0.11 (0.12)

• Graffiti, vandalism

• Litter, Trash

20% some or a lot

16% some or a lot


Safety

0.64 (0.15)

• Buffer from roadway

• Wide buffer

88% w/buffer

88% > 3 foot buffer


Condition of Trail (includes maintenance & aesthetics)

0.17 (0.09)

• Overall condition of trail/path

• Slope and grade of trail

52% good- excellent

84% flat or gentle slope


Amenities

0.42 (0.14)

• Restrooms

• Benches

• Gazebos

52% present (65% good-excellent condition)

40% present (65% good-excellent condition)

56% present (71% good-excellent condition)


ascores are standardized, scores close to zero would indicate a low amount or that very few of the item existed whereas closer to 1.0 indicates a lot or frequent encounters

Zoellner et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2012 9:6   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-6

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