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Fitter for Walking Evaluation

Fitter for Walking Evaluation

We were commissioned by Loughborough University to work on an evaluation of Living Streets’ Fitter for Walking project.  This ambitious project worked with local communities across England to identify and remove barriers to walking.  We conducted qualitative interviews with project managers and analysed all the qualitative data from the project. These interviews explored the issues raised by the project in working with local authorities and communities to try to get people walking for short local journeys.

The full report of the evaluation shows that community members were overwhelmingly positive about the impact of the project in their local areas and many felt the changes would not have happened without the leadership from the project and the coordinators. A wide range of environmental barriers to walking were removed through the Fitter for Walking project and an increase in the number of people walking was observed on most of the project routes evaluated.

It was recommended that the FFW model is expanded to other communities in the UK as an approach to community engagement, increasing social interaction and improving the environment to promote walking. 

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