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Table 2 Summary data for Path Environmental Audit Tool (PEAT) audit tool (n = 21 trails)

From: Environmental perceptions and objective walking trail audits inform a community-based participatory research walking intervention

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)
  1. 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