Intersection Improvement in Carpentersville, Illinois

At a Glance:

Location: Carpentersville, Illinois

Date: 2016

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Reliable Transportation, Thriving Natural World

Determinants of Health: clean air, nutrition, active transportation, traffic safety, clean water, physical activity, traffic safety

Affected Population: People with Chronic and Multiple Chronic Health Conditions

Research Methods: Primary research, Qualitative research, Literature review

Community Types: urban

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The Kane County, Illinois, Department of Development and Community Services, in partnership with the village of Carpentersville and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, are conducting an HIA of the intersection of Washington and Main streets and the nearby Fox River Trail crossing in Carpentersville. The village’s Old Town Plan was adopted in 2012 and recommended transportation improvements for this intersection, which presents safety problems to cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers during peak hours. The HIA will investigate how the proposed enhancements to the intersection, which include a roundabout and a traffic signal, can affect health through pedestrian safety and physical activity.

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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