Conduct heat awareness campaigns

Hazards
Measure Type
Gray Engineering vs Nature Based Solutions

Details

Implement local heat awareness campaigns on the dangers of extreme heat events. Encourage people to stay inside during extreme heat events, and if outside, to be prepared with extra water, protective clothing, sunglasses, etc. Post information materials/QR codes at trail heads with heat safety best practices.

Capital Cost

Low/Moderate – depends on scale, duration

Operations & Maintenance

Moderate – depends on scale, duration

Effectiveness

Moderate – effective campaigns could reduce heat-related illnesses for sidewalk and rail trail users through better outdoor preparation

Flexibility

High – could be scaled up or down as needed

Barriers to Implementation

Staff and buy-in from community members

Equity

Ensure that campaigns use a variety of communication channels (e.g., radio, text message, social media, television) to reach broad audiences

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