In its continued efforts to assess the “health” of the Davidson community, the town plans a public meeting Wednesday, July 25, from 6-8 p.m. at Town Hall to gather feedback from residents on what they like / don’t like about street designs in town. Planners will use that feedback for future street design planning.
Citizens also can share their thoughts at the Davidson Farmer’s Market this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Davidson Design for Life booth. At the booth July 7, people were asked to place green, yellow, or red dots onto a large map of the town, indicating road sections and intersections they feel are safe, slightly unsafe, or very unsafe.
The study is being conducted as part of a Healthy Community Design Initiative grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Sept. 2011, Davidson received the grant, which awards $116,000 per year for up to three years to conduct three health impact assessments. The grant also enabled Davidson to hire a DD4L Coordinator, Katherine Hebert, to conduct the HIAs and promote healthy community design.
For more information, please contact Katherine Hebert, Davidson-Design For Life Coordinator at email@example.com or 704-940-9620.