COMMUNITIES PUTTING PREVENTION TO WORK | SEATTLE, WA

COMMUNITIES PUTTING PREVENTION TO WORK | SEATTLE, WA

Owner/Client: Public Health - Seattle and King County
SvR Role: Landscape Architecture & Civil Engineering
Start Date: 10/2010
End Date: 3/2012

Collaborating with Public Health - Seattle and King County, an SvR-led team worked with six suburban cities in King County to reduce health disparities in King County related to obesity through policy, system and environmental changes. Targeting underserved populations in SeaTac, Des Moines, Federal Way, Burien, Redmond and Snoqualmie, the work included active transportation planning, land use and food access planning. SvR led outreach efforts, often to underserved communities, including meeting facilitation, technical training on complete streets, preparation of presentation materials for public meetings, and providing presentations and materials for planning commission and city council meetings. In addition, the SvR team provided technical assistance in developing healthy eating and active living comprehensive plan goals and policies, non-motorized transportation network development and project prioritization, including the City of SeaTac’s first Safe and Complete Streets Plan.

OUTCOMES

Four cities adopted Complete Streets Ordinances

Three developed a joint use agreement to shared school and park facilities with the Highline School District

All six either amended existing or created new policies to improve food access

Burien completed a Food Landscape Assessment and adopted language for a multimodal level of service

SeaTac endorsed a Safe and Complete Streets Plan and developed a pedestrian and bicycle prioritization map

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