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 system—which includes a freeway and heavy traffic corridors running through the neighborhood—may 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.