Information, information, information. We all need it but it's sometimes just so hard to get hold of. We all know that walking is great and there is lots of evidence to prove it. What is harder to prove is that investment in walking projects actually makes a difference and it is only when you can prove that what you are doing works that you can get hold of more money to do more.
How many people are using the path? What needs to be done to make it accessible? Was it worth the money we spent?
We don't like to shout about it but some of us really love data - we feel excited at the thought of building a new database or designing a new survey. Oddly the same people who love maps tend to love data. Good job we've got some data-hating creative types too. But even those of us who don't understand the joy of sitting for days with a database to play with value the end product - those all important facts that demonstrate the effectiveness of a project.
We’ve advised the Countryside Agency and the National Trust for Scotland on monitoring; measured the impact of windfarm development on recreational walking; designed and run surveys on barriers to walking for local authorities who have then used the results to bid for funding; and undertaken accessibility audits all over the place.
We can help you work out what you need to know and then work out how to get it. So if you know you need data but can't even start to think about how to get it - give us a call.
So, you need to know how many people are using your path or site. Don't despair - there are lots of systems out there to help you count people, cyclists and horse riders. There are even systems ... read more
Accessibility audits, condition surveys, route audits - sometime you really do need to understand what you've got and what needs to be done to improve it. There are some off-the-peg systems... read more
Surveys - it seems like everyone is doing one at the moment. Every website you visit has one, there are people lying in wait on street corners ready to ask you questions, you're not even ... read more
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