City of Independence Complete Streets

Location Independence Missouri
Organization City of Independence Health Department

In June of 2011, the City of Independence passed a complete street policy. The first part of implementing the complete street policy included the addition of bike lanes. The HIA addressed the health impacts of placement of bike lanes and made recommendations on the how to improve physical activity, healthy food access, and safety. The HIA found that implementation of bike lanes would likely have a positive impact on health overall. The HIA recommended implementation of speed reduction strategies, and education for cyclists and drivers to increase safety. The HIA also recommended that further planning take into account connectivity between the bike lanes and existing paths, trails, retail, and transit.

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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 2012
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Built Environment
  • Organization Type Government Agency