University District Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge

At a Glance:

Location: Spokane, Washington

Date: 2011

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

Determinants of Health: nutrition, active transportation, transit system, traffic safety, physical activity, built environment

Affected Population: Older Adults

Research Methods: Primary research, Literature review

Community Types: urban

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The Spokane University District Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Health Impact Assessment (HIA) was developed to help inform decision makers about potential health impacts that development of a pedestrian bridge in the University District will have on the current and projected population who will live, work, and recreate within a quarter-mile radius of the bridge. The bridge project is key to a targeted redevelopment area where a land use and transportation study is now underway. This HIA is a collaboration between the City of Spokane and the Spokane Regional Health District. The HIA recommendations went to the Bridge Design Team and some have been included in the Type Size and Location Study as a result.

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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