Street Design Ordinance in Davidson, North Carolina

Street Design Ordinance in Davidson, North Carolina
Location Davidson North Carolina
Organization Davidson Design for Life

Davidson Design for Life, in collaboration with Davidson College students in a Public Health Policy, Practice, and Ethics course, conducted an HIA of the current Davidson street design standards to inform a rewrite of the town’s planning ordinance, scheduled to be adopted in the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The HIA considered the impacts of street design on physical activity levels, safety, environmental pollution, mobility, and health equity.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2012, October
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Built Environment
  • Organization Type Government Agency