Aberdeen Pedestrian Transportation Plan

Location Aberdeen North Carolina
Organization University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; FirstHealth

In August 2011, the Town of Aberdeen in Moore County released the proposed Aberdeen Pedestrian Transportation Plan (APTP). The goals of the APTP are to create more walkable spaces, increase pedestrian connectivity, calm traffic patterns, and increase pedestrian safety (APTP, 2011). During the fall semester of 2011, the team collaborated with Melissa Watford of FirstHealth and conducted a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to evaluate the potential impacts of the APTP on child health and health disparities in Aberdeen.

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At A Glance
  • Status:
  • Completion Date:
    2011, December
  • Decision-Level:
  • Sector:
    Planning and zoning, Transportation
  • Additional Topic Areas:
    Active transportation, Bridges and roads, Parks and green spaces, Planning
  • Determinants of Health:
    Diet and physical activity, Safe and accessible active transportation routes, Safe and affordable parks and recreational facilities, Safe street infrastructure
  • Affected Populations:
    Racial and ethnic minorities, Children, Economically disadvantaged
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  • Research Methods:
    Literature review, Primary research, Qualitative research
  • Type of Funding:
    Other funding