Transportation Policy Recommendations in the Eugene Climate and Energy Action Plan

Transportation Policy Recommendations in the Eugene Climate and Energy Action Plan
Location Eugene Oregon
Organization Upstream Public Health; City of Eugene; Lane County Health Department; Oregon Public Health Institute

This HIA explored seven transportation recommendations made in the Eugene Climate and Energy Action Plan (CEAP) and looked at the health impacts of each policy as it relates to physical activity, air pollution and collisions. Recommendations encouraged the full adoption of the transportation policies found in the CEAP—as they were found to have the potential to improve the public's health—especially those policies that facilitate "active transportation" (transportation options such as bike lanes and public transit, which have been shown to increase daily exercise). Strategies to promote urban density and investments in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure were also recommended. Special consideration to ensure that the benefits of transportation investments reach vulnerable populations was also recommended. Finally, the HIA provided recommendations for ongoing monitoring of health outcomes and risk factors such as collision rates.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2010
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Climate Change
  • Organization Type Nonprofit