Location
Columbia, Missouri
Organization(s)
Columbia/Boone County Dept. of Public Health & Human Services

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services partnered with the PedNet Coalition and Central Missouri Community Action in late 2011 to perform an HIA on the health effects of expanding and improving bus service in Columbia. The HIA focused on health indicators most likely to be affected by expansion of public transit, including physical activity and access to healthcare, employment, education, and healthy food. The HIA found that expanding and improving bus service would likely have positive effects on health by providing more opportunities for physical activity; improving access to healthy foods, particularly in food deserts; and improving access to employment and health care benefits associated with employment. The HIA also made several recommendations to maximize benefits to community health such as ensuring bike racks are present at major Columbia Transit hubs, taking into account access to health care facilities when new bus routes are designed, and continuing a farmer’s market bus route to serve residents in areas classified as food deserts.

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At A Glance

Status
Complete
Completion Date
2012, December
Decision-Level
Local
Sector
Transportation
Organization Type
Government Agency