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Table 2 Perceptions of neighbourhood safety, aesthetics and places for walking (N = 28)

From: A pre-and-post study of an urban renewal program in a socially disadvantaged neighbourhood in Sydney, Australia

  Pre-intervention Post-intervention p-value
  n % n %  
Neighbourhood safety (Somewhat/strongly agree)
Streets in my local area are well lit at night 16 57 16 57 1.00
There is a lot of petty crime in my local area (eg. vandalism, shoplifting) 27 96 25 89 0.63
There is a lot of major crime in my local area (eg. armed robberies, break-ins, attacks) 17 61 17 61 1.00
The level of crime in my local area makes it unsafe to go on walks during the day 5 18 2 7 0.45
The level of crime in my local area makes it unsafe to go on walks at night 19 68 21 75 0.75
I would feel safe walking home from a bus or train stop at night 15 54 22 79 0.093
Neighbourhood aesthetics (Somewhat/strongly agree)
There is lots of greenery around my local area (trees, bushes, household gardens) 22 79 25 89 0.51
There is tree cover or canopy along the footpaths in my local area1 10 37 17 63 0.059
There are many interesting things to look at while walking in my local area 4 14 5 18 1.00
My local area is generally free from litter 4 14 9 32 0.23
My local area is generally free from rubbish (old furniture, broken glass, etc.) 6 21 11 39 0.27
My local area is generally free from graffiti 5 18 12 43 0.12
There are attractive buildings and homes in my local area 5 18 18 64 0.0072
There are pleasant natural features in my local area (eg. nature reserves, hills, lakes) 14 50 10 36 0.070
Places for walking (Somewhat/strongly agree)
There are footpaths on most of the streets in my local area 17 61 14 50 0.63
The footpaths in my local area are well maintained1 13 48 15 56 0.77
There is a grass strip that separates the streets from the footpaths in my local area1 20 74 23 85 0.51
The footpaths in my local area are separated from the traffic by parked cars 15 54 14 50 1.00
There are bicycle/walking paths in or near my local area that are easily accessible1 15 54 16 59 1.00
There is a park or nature reserve in my local area that is easily accessible 14 50 16 57 0.77
  1. 1missing = 1