OPHI partnered with Metro Regional Government to conduct a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of Metro’s Lake Oswego to Portland Transit Study. The Transit Study was a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) evaluating the potential impacts of three different transit scenarios for Highway 43 between downtown Lake Oswego and downtown Portland — a no-build scenario, a street car scenario, and an enhanced bus service scenario. Metro completed the Transit Study in late 2010.
- Opportunities for physical activity
- Exposure to air toxics
- Safety from traffic accidents
- Access to health-supportive resources
Additional documents related to this project, such as the DEIS, Public Comment Report, and Locally Preferred Alternative recommendations, can be found onMetro’s project web site. The final selection of the locally preferred alternative was made by the Metro Council.