Ensure Access to Parks and Recreation, Transportation, and Healthy Food
As measured by the percentage of residents living within close proximity to all three
Why Is This Important?
Total Oakland County population within ¼ mile of a public park space, ¼ mile of a public transportation stop, AND 1 mile of healthy food.
Data source: ArcGIS location services. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer technology that combines geographic data (the location of human-made and natural features on the earth's surface) and other types of information (names, classifications, addresses and much more) to generate visual maps and reports. GIS is a unit of Oakland County's Department of Information Technology.
The Oakland County Food Policy Council, a collaboration of citizens, agencies, and officials that influences food system policies, is working to increase consumption, accessibility, and affordability of healthy foods among county residents.
Oakland County has several transportation providers for residents and workers including: the SMART bus system; myride2 which connects seniors and adults with disabilities with rides; and the Transportation Program through Oakland County Veterans' Services which provides barrier-free transportation to the VA Medical Centers in Detroit and Ann Arbor for veterans seeking treatment.