Trail Survey

In early 2022 Yarra Ranges Council engaged Xyst to undertake a performance assessment of three shared use trails: the Lilydale Lake Trail, the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, and the Yarra Valley Trail. This was a follow-up to an earlier survey carried out in 2019.

Performance assessments were conducted in March 2022 using the Yardstick Trail Survey tool, which was developed by Xyst to explore trail use and measure user satisfaction with a range of trail features. The survey tool is a mobile application that allows intercept surveys to be carried out and synced directly to a cloud-based database. Results are reported online immediately and can also be exported and analysed to produce a report.

Project Benefit

The trail survey allowed the Yarra Rages Council to better understand how these trails were being used and by whom, what the user valued about the trails and what suggestions they had for change, and what the economic value of the trails are to the region.
Client organisation
Yarra Ranges Council
Open Space Planning
Quality/performance assessments
Sport, Recreation and Community Planning
Performance assessments
Intercept Surveys
Performance Assessments