Second Street Corridor-Manchester, NH

At a Glance:

Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Date: 2013

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

Determinants of Health: food access, nutrition, active transportation, traffic safety, physical activity, complete communities

Affected Population: Children and Youth, People Living in Poverty

Research Methods: Literature review, Qualitative research, Primary research

Community Types: urban

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The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) that examined the potential health impacts of the Second Street Corridor Project in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Second Street Corridor Access and Mixed Use Overlay Zoning Project is funded by a grant provided to the City of Manchester through the New Hampshire Community Planning Grant Program from the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA). The purpose of this project is to develop access management strategies and a mixed-use overlay zoning district for Second Street between the Manchester-Bedford town line and Granite Street at Exit 5 off I-293. The overall goal of the Second Street Corridor Project is to improve the use, mobility, and safety of the corridor for all modes of travel (pedestrian, bicycle, vehicle, transit) as well as to promote economic growth and infill development to revitalize and improve the corridor for all users. The HIA project also aims to create a model for multi-sector collaboration on specific projects that could influence health.

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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