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SE 122nd Avenue Planning Study Health Impact Assessment
Oregon Public Health Institute; City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Network of Public Health Institutes
The SE 122nd Avenue Pilot Project is a neighborhood planning study that was completed by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability in early 2011. The purpose of the Pilot Project was to explore ways to help create a "20-minute neighborhood" by addressing land use, transportation and connectivity, and development design issues in the commercial and multi-dwelling zones that lie within about one-quarter mile of the section of SE 122nd Avenue between SE Division Street and SE Foster Road.
In addition, the Pilot Project will inform the city's current efforts to develop novel planning tools and strategies that will allow city planners to more effectively address many of the challenges posed by East Portland's unique urban form. Despite this "pilot" status, however, the Project has produced a set of recommendations ranging from aspirational goals to specific actions designed to move the community closer to its goals. While some of these recommendations will wait for consideration during the city's upcoming comprehensive plan update process, others are actionable in the short term, depending on continued political and stakeholder support and involvement, and availability of resources.
The purpose of this HIA is to evaluate both the health impacts of the recommendations themselves, as well as the health impacts of the 20-minute neighborhood form. In addition, it offers additional recommendations for how the Pilot Study recommendations can be improved to better support the health of community residents.
Based on the existing conditions of the area's health determinants, the scope of the pilot project, community feedback, and suggestions and advice from the project's Community Working Group and Health Partner's Working Group, OPHI decided to focus on assessing the study recommendation's potential for impacting the following five health determinants:
• Opportunities for physical activity
• Opportunities for accessing healthful foods
• Opportunities for social engagement/cohesion
• Safety from traffic accidents
• Air quality
The executive summary can be accessed below. For the full report go to the Oregon Public Health Institute website.
SE 122nd Avenue Planning Study Health Impact Assessment. Prepared By: Oregon Public Health Institute Partners: City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 2011. In 2010, Oregon Public Health Institute (OPHI) ...