Oregon Public Transportation Plan Online Open House
Goal #5: Health

"Public transportation fosters improved health of Oregonians by promoting clean air; enhancing connections between people; enabling access to services such as health care and goods such as groceries; and by giving people opportunities to integrate physical activity into everyday life through walking and bicycling to and from public transportation."

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Goal #5 Health will be accomplished through the following policies and strategies.  Please provide feedback on the draft policies and strategies.

 
Policy 5.1: Provide access to healthy lifestyle options by supporting the ability of people to reach goods and services such as groceries, recreation, and social opportunities via public transportation.  

Strategy 5.1A: Articulate and strengthen the role of public transportation in preventing isolation and improving mental health for Oregonians.            

Strategy 5.1B: Promote physical activity by increasing public transportation service and improving multimodal connections linking service to key destinations.  

Strategy 5.1C: Design transportation facilities to enable multimodal connections to public transportation.

 
What do you think about policy 5.1 and its strategies?


 
What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 5.1?

 
Policy 5.2: Integrate health considerations into public transportation planning and decision making at the local, regional, and state level.  

Strategy 5.2A: Include people with health expertise and perspectives in local public transportation planning and decision making bodies.  

Strategy 5.2B: Use health criteria or analysis processes in public transportation planning and decisions, including transit-oriented development (TOD), public transportation facility siting, and vehicle technologies.

 
What do you think about policy 5.2 and its strategies?


 
What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 5.2?

 
Policy 5.3: Connect public transportation riders to health and social services.  

Strategy 5.3A: Identify gaps in public and private transportation access to health and social services.  

Strategy 5.3B: Address gaps in access to health and social services by forming collaborative partnerships between public transportation, health, and social service organizations such as health departments, coordinated care organizations, and veterans’ agencies.

 
What do you think about policy 5.3 and its strategies?


 
What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 5.3?

 
What would you like to see done to begin implementing this goal's policies and strategies?

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