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Bottineau Transitway health impact assessment

The Bottineau Transitway is a proposed high-frequency light rail transit (LRT) project that will extend approximately 13 miles from downtown Minneapolis through north Minneapolis and the suburbs of Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, and Brooklyn Park.

Part of the project includes a health impact assessment (HIA). This is a new tool that considers the potential effect a proposed policy or project could have on the health of a population, and how those effects are distributed. The assessment is based on the principle that health starts long before illness in the environments where people live, work, and play.

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The report provides research and analysis on health determinants that are related to transit, including

  • Physical activity
  • Location affordability
  • Employment
  • Education access
  • Traffic safety
  • Access to healthy food

It contains recommendations for considering health in ongoing planning for the transitway and station areas.

Visit the Bottineau Transitway website for general information about the project, including details about upcoming meetings and station area planning.

Bottineau Transitway HIA final report (PDF)

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