Xcel Energy Corridor Trail
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The HIA assessed the health benefits and obstacles to the Xcel Energy Corridor Trail. The trail is planned as part of a larger bicycle and transportation plan. Some of the pathways and health issues explored included safety, accessibility, social capital, social interaction, mental health, physical activity, water and air quality, land use and traffic. The HIA recommended: 1) safety measures, such as lighting, police presence and traffic-calming measures; 2) amenities, such as benches, bathrooms and quiet spaces; 3) landscape design, such as community gardens; and 4) community-involvement initiatives.
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.