Still/Lyell Freeway Channel in Excelsior District

At a Glance:

Location: San Francisco, California

Date: 2009

Vital Condition: Reliable Transportation, Thriving Natural World

Determinants of Health: clean air, noise, traffic safety, clean water, clean air

Affected Population: N/A

Research Methods: Qualitative research

Community Types: urban

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This HIA addressed the traffic and transportation system in the Excelsior District of San Francisco. It was undertaken as a collaboration between PODER, a citizen’s group, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The HIA focused on how the transportation systemwhich includes a freeway and heavy traffic corridors running through the neighborhoodmay affect the health of local residents through factors such as air pollution, noise and traffic-related injuries. The HIA provided potential solutions to the risks identified, such as using hybrid buses to reduce air pollution and rerouting trucks away from neighborhoods.

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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