The Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) was designed by researchers at the Maine Rural Health Research Center at the University of Southern Maine.
The RALA assesses the “friendliness” of a community for walking, biking, and recreation. The town as a whole is assessed, including how it is laid out; where people live, work, and go to school; and how people are likely to get from one place to another. Finally, it provides a structure for assessing programs and policies with a focus on identifying barriers in the community to living an active, healthy life.
Healthy Communities of the Capital Area has completed a RALA for all of the 18 towns we serve. For more information contact Karen Tucker at (207) 588-5012 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Note: there is no Street Segment Assessment Scoring Tool