Establish cooling spaces near high-traffic sidewalks and rail trails

Establish cooling spaces near high-traffic sidewalks and rail trails
Hazards
Measure Type
Gray Engineering vs Nature Based Solutions

Details

Create a network of cooling spaces (e.g., businesses, churches, community organizations, etc.) to provide heat relief.

Capital Cost

Low – particularly if using existing spaces

Operations & Maintenance

Low – potential increase in cooling costs

Effectiveness

Moderate – would provide relief to people during heat waves

Flexibility

Moderate – community cooling spaces can be implemented gradually

Barriers to Implementation

Space availability; implementation partners

Equity

Ensure equitable site selection of cooling centers across a range of equity areas

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