Lowry Corridor, Phase 2

Location Minneapolis Minnesota
Organization Hennepin County Planning and Public Health

The HIA addressed the health impacts of the planned Phase 2 reconstruction of the Lowry Avenue Corridor, a five-mile thoroughfare located north of downtown Minneapolis. Some of the influences on health explored in the HIA included social and cultural change as the economic characteristics of the neighborhood evolve; employment and economy; environmental issues, such as air pollution; and opportunities for physical activity. The HIA recommended: 1) additional incorporation of landscaped, well-designed boulevards that are likely to encourage neighbors to spend more time outside, thereby improving social cohesion and reducing crime and violence; 2) improved public transit, which helps promote physical activity and can help reduce air pollution; and 3) physical changes in roadway design to improve the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.

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Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA to take health into account when making decisions in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, education, energy and budgeting, in all types of locations--rural, suburban, and urban, local, regional or statewide. Learn more about the information sources that were used to develop this page.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2007
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Built Environment
  • Organization Type Government Agency