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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?

Access to parks, food, and transportation are all indicators of a thriving and successful neighborhood. This objective seeks to ensure that all parts of the county and all residents can access this quality of life.

Metric Definition

Total Oakland County population within ¼ mile of a public park space, ¼ mile of a fixed route 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.

Current Status

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.

Learn More

For more information on parks and recreation, visit the Oakland County Parks

For food resources and additional information visit the Food Policy Council website.  

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