Robbinsville (NC) Pedestrian Connectivity Plan-Rapid HIA

Robbinsville (NC) Pedestrian Connectivity Plan-Rapid HIA
Location Robbinsville North Carolina
Organization Kostelec Planning, Vitruvian Planning

This rapid health impact assessment (HIA) was integrated into the planning process for the Robbinsville (NC) Pedestrian and Greenway Plans. The HIA used research and literature reviews, and a stakeholder workshop to determine how the plans could impact physical health by promoting active transportation and mental health by fostering social connections. The HIA made several recommendations including ensuring proper lighting to improve safety, implementing a regular maintenance schedule to ensure that the pedestrian trails don’t fall into disrepair, organizing community events around the trails, and using abatement measures during construction to mitigate potential harmful impacts from dust, noise, and other construction activities. The HIA also made specific recommendations for community partners and stakeholders for promoting use and monitoring usage.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2013, July
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Built Environment
  • Organization Type Undetermined