Study of Practising Recreational Sports and Opportunities for Recreational Sports Among Tartu Residents

The study aimed to find out the recreational sports activity of Tartu residents, preferred sports, satisfaction with existing sports facilities and expectations for new recreational sports venues in the city of Tartu.

A total of 1,437 respondents took part in the online survey, and based on the study results, it can be concluded that Tartu residents are active recreational sports enthusiasts. They are primarily engaged in walking, hiking, cycling and running. Tartu residents are also satisfied with their life and health and participate in recreational sports events. Most of all, it is desired to see more hiking, cycling and light traffic routes in the urban area and to improve their connectivity. In addition to the sports they already practise, most respondents also want to practise swimming and see the development of the conditions for this hobby in the city.