In early 2022 Yarra Ranges Council engaged Xyst to undertake a performance assessment of three shared use trails: the Lilydale Lake Trail, the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, and the Yarra Valley Trail. This was a follow-up to an earlier survey carried out in 2019.
Performance assessments were conducted in March 2022 using the Yardstick Trail Survey tool, which was developed by Xyst to explore trail use and measure user satisfaction with a range of trail features. The survey tool is a mobile application that allows intercept surveys to be carried out and synced directly to a cloud-based database. Results are reported online immediately and can also be exported and analysed to produce a report.