How did Coast suburbs score in pedestrian-friendly test?

THE Fraser Coast has scored poorly in a national test of how friendly and accessible a suburb is to pedestrians.

The Walkscore website analyses suburbs for their walk-ability, giving them a score out of 100.

In Hervey Bay Pialba was the highest-ranking suburb, scoring 57.

Scarness followed at 50 while Dundowran was voted the worst at just 11 from 100.

Maryborough was scored 36 and Tinana was worse at 27.

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Community councillor George Seymour said the key planning goals for the next council term should be ensuring the Fraser Coast communities are pedestrian friendly.

"The council can do more to ensure our neighbourhoods are pedestrian friendly," he said.

"There are many areas where do to a lack of footpaths elderly people, children and parents with prams walk on the edge of the road, in often dangerous situations."

Walk Scores


- Urangan: 37

- Torquay: 43

- Scarness: 50

- Pialba: 57

- Point Vernon: 31

- Dundowran: 11

- Kawungan: 23

- Eli Waters: 27

- Maryborough: 36

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