The public is invited to provide feedback on the draft Bottineau Transitway Health Impact Assessment (HIA) through Sept. 15.
The purpose of the Bottineau HIA is to analyze the relationships among health, transit and land uses; identify potential ways the transitway could impact health; and integrate this information into the transitway planning process.
Residents can visit the project website at www.hennepin.us/bottineauhia and review the summary or full report and fill out a survey online, or look up where the nearest hard copy of the report is available.
Staff will review and compile all comments and make adjustments to the Bottineau HIA as-needed. Although comments will not be responded to individually, a public comment report will summarize and respond to feedback collected during the public review period and be posted on the project website after the public review period is completed.
Health impact assessments are a new tool being used to consider the potential affects a proposed policy or project could have on the health of a population, and how those effects are distributed. These types of assessments are based on the principle that health starts long before illness in the environments where people live, work and play.
Information and recommendations from the Bottineau HIA will be used to inform future planning of the Bottineau Transitway and station areas.