Washington County Residents Asked to Complete Brief Online Survey on Transportation and Safety
For Immediate Release Thursday, May 31, 2012
Washington County's Departments of Health and Human Services and Land Use and Transportation were awarded a grant from the Oregon Health Authority to conduct a rapid Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and are asking county residents to complete a brief online survey on transportation and safety issues.
A postcard regarding the survey was recently mailed to 50,000 randomly selected households, but all county residents are welcome and encouraged to participate.
A Health Impact Assessment is a tool that helps public agencies evaluate the health effects of projects and policies. This HIA will provide valuable information to decision-makers as the county updates its active transportation (bicycle and pedestrian) policies, develops a "toolkit" for bicycle facility design, and develops a strategy for prioritizing bicycle and pedestrian improvements.
The anonymous survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/MDS9PRG. Call 503-846-4965 for questions regarding the survey.
Contact:Wendy Gordon, Dept. Communications Coordinator