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Transportation Health Impact Assessment Toolkit

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The Healthy Community Design Initiative, also known as the Built Environment and Health Initiative, is no longer a funded program and the information on this website is not being reviewed and updated on a regular basis.


Safety and Injury Data


Indicator National Database Local Resource
Traffic injury and mortality for:
Motor Vehicle Crashes,
Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Crashes,
Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Crashes
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: State Traffic Safety Information:
Find crash fatality maps for county-level traffic fatality data as well as GIS fatality location resources.National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, WISQARS Injury Mortality Reports 1999–2007

Instructions: Select unintentional for the intent or manner of the injury. Then compile data from Transportation Related, overall, then for motor-vehicle injury mortality for occupants, pedestrians, pedal cyclists, and motorcyclists. You must request each mechanism of injury separately. Input the desired state and demographic information and submit the request.

WISQARS, Fatal Injury Mapping: maps county-level motor-vehicle fatality data. See above instructions for tool inputs

Transportation for America, Dangerous By Design 2011 [PDF – 1.44 MB]: maps pedestrian fatalities occurring between 2001–2009 within 60 miles of a location in the U.S.

Instructions: Enter project location. Click on a fatality marker to find detailed information on the crash.

Contact the state or local department of health and human services for mortality statistics specific to the study area.

Contact the county office or law enforcement agency for accident reports data.

Mortality rates
CDC Wonder: Mortality Database: Underlying Cause of Death:
See Health Characteristics Section
Contact the state department of health and human services, local health department, or police department for statistics specific to study area.
Violent crime incidence within 0.5 miles of the project area Contact the local or regional law enforcement agency.
Crime incidence at public transit stops Contact local transit authority.

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  • Page last reviewed: October 19, 2011 (archived document)
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