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MetroPlan Orlando and Winter Park Health Foundation: First HIA on SR 50

MetroPlan SR50MetroPlan Orlando, Winter Park Health Foundation and the University of Central Florida are conducting the first transportation Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in the region, focusing on SR 50 (Colonial Drive). What’s this mean? Well, the assessment will look at how changes along SR 50 might affect people’s health – everything from walking distance to the closest LYNX bus stops and closest grocery stores to land development codes and roadway designs.

The HIA study corridor covers SR 50, from Powers Drive on the west, past downtown Orlando, continuing east and then turning north along SR 434, next to the UCF Main Campus and ending at Mitchell Hammock Road in the City of Oviedo in Seminole County. The HIA project was spurred in part by LYNX’s study on transit study along the SR 50 corridor. The results will help LYNX, MetroPlan Orlando and others understand how transportation impacts people’s health – in the short and long term.

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