Still/Lyell Freeway Channel in Excelsior District

Still/Lyell Freeway Channel in Excelsior District
Location San Francisco California
Organization San Francisco Department of Public Health, UC Berkeley, People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights

This HIA addressed the traffic and transportation system in the Excelsior District of San Francisco. It was undertaken as a collaboration between PODER, a citizen's group, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The HIA focused on how the transportation system—which includes a freeway and heavy traffic corridors running through the neighborhood—may affect the health of local residents through factors such as air pollution, noise and traffic-related injuries. The HIA provided potential solutions to the risks identified, such as using hybrid busses to reduce air pollution and rerouting trucks away from neighborhoods.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2009
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Transportation
  • Organization Type Government Agency