Eastside Greenway Project
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- Health Impact Project
This health impact assessment will inform and influence planning and implementation decisions related to the establishment of a trail and greenway network traversing diverse communities on Cuyahoga County’s eastside. The Eastside Greenway was initiated to connect the eastside of Cleveland and thirteen eastside suburbs through a unified trail system, connecting neighborhoods to parks, employment and recreation centers to improve quality of life by enhancing the transportation and recreational opportunities in the area, as well as, catalyzing economic development. Specifically, the plan has the potential to impact health and equity by considering safety and perception of crime, access to parks and recreation areas, decreased motor vehicle use, access to healthy food, and access to goods and services. The multiyear planning process began in 2012, and the HIA will provide recommendations on the plan development, design, and implementation of the project.
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.