Davidson Walks and Rolls: Active Transportation Master Plan

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Health Impact Project

In 2013, Davidson Design for Life and Alta Planning and Design partnered to incorporate health and social equity modeling and economic analysis on the benefits of implementing infrastructure improvements into an active transportation plan. The HIA estimated the current usage of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure; projected the health, environmental, and social externalities of increased active transportation; and mapped different socioeconomic and environmental indicators to identify areas of high priority for infrastructure improvements.


The HIA was incorporated into the overall master plan which was adopted in November of 2013. The health and social equity analysis included as part of the HIA was used to develop a list of priority projects as well as identify high health priority areas within the town to focus infrastructure improvement efforts.


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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