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Community Pedestrian Plan

Step by Step Los Angeles County: Pedestrian Plans for Unincorporated Communities is a master plan for pedestrian safety in Los Angeles County that will include a Community Pedestrian Plan for East Los Angeles.

A pedestrian plan is a study of where our streets and sidewalks could be better places to walk; and includes projects that the County could implement like high-visibility crosswalks, signals, lighting, and parkway trees to encourage safe walking and rolling in your community.

The Public Hearing Draft of the Pedestrian Plan is out now!

Thanks to you and your neighbors, the latest draft of the East Los Angeles Community Pedestrian Plan is back out for public review and comments starting August 17. The next step is a hearing by the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission in September.

Read the plan here: LA Community Ped Plan_081623.pdf
Hard copies of the plan are available for review at the following County libraries in East Los Angeles: 
City Terrace Library - 4025 E. City Terrace Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90063 
East Los Angeles Library - 4837 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90022 
Anthony Quinn Library - 3965 Cesar E Chavez Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90063 
El Camino Real Library - 4264 Whittier Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90023 
How can you provide input on the Draft Pedestrian Plan? 
Until September 20, 2023, you can submit your questions, comments, or ideas via email to or by calling 323-790-2014. Your comments will be forwarded to the Regional Planning Commission for them to consider at the hearing. 

Save the Date! 
The Regional Planning Commission (RPC) and Board of Supervisors hearings for the Pedestrian Plans are additional opportunities to submit public comments directly to the Commission and the Board.  

Attend the Regional Planning Commission Hearing – Sept. 20, 2023 at 9am

In person - 320 W. Temple Street, Rm. 150, Los Angeles 
For ADA accommodations, call (213) 974-6488 or (213) 617-2292 (TDD) three days prior. 
Online - Webinar ID: 858 6032 6429 
By Phone - (323) 776-6996 Conference ID: 577 296 386# 
Call (323) 776-6996 Conference ID: 577 296 386# (3 min. limit) 
Email by noon on September 19 to  

Attend the Board of Supervisors Hearing – Dec. 12, 2023 at 9:30am

In person - 500 W Temple St., Rm. 381B, Los Angeles 
For ADA accommodations call (213) 974-1426 or (213) 974-1707 (TTY) three days prior. 
Online -  
By Phone - (877) 873-8017 For English: 111111, Spanish: 222222 
In Person - Sign up at the kiosks outside the Board Hearing room (1 min limit). 
Call (877) 226-8163, Participant Code 1336503, starting at 9:00am (1 min limit). 
Submit online by noon on December 11 at  
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Check out this StoryMap to learn more about the experience of walking in East Los Angeles.

Summary of Past Community Outreach

Community OutreachIn collaboration with the Department of Public Health and the Department of Public Works, Public Matters led outreach efforts from February 2021 until March 2022 to gather community input throughout the development of the draft East Los Angeles Community Pedestrian Plan.

The first phase of outreach helped the project team understand barriers and opportunities for walking in East Los Angeles. Efforts included attending existing meetings held by community organizations, schools, and neighborhood groups; tabling at community events; convening focus groups; stakeholder interviews; surveys; community workshops; and community data collection activities.

Common issues identified included unsafe walking conditions due to speeding and bad Community Outreach 2driver behaviors, poor sidewalk conditions such as cracked and narrow sidewalks, inadequate lighting, lack of shade, and personal safety concerns. Public Matters also asked participants to identify areas that they would like to walk to and areas that bring them joy. This included green spaces, libraries, farmers markets, and community events.

Stakeholders were also encouraged to complete a survey on their current walking habits, concerns, and desired projects. The project team collected a total of 278 surveys, which were available in English and Spanish.

Respondents identified the top three areas of concerns as:

  • Trash on sidewalks
  • Obstacles on sidewalks


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East Los Angeles Data:

  • The rate of motor vehicle collision involving pedestrians in East LA is 41%, compared to 21% for LA County. Source: LAC VZ Collision Database 2010-2014
  • Over 42% of East LA residents 18 or older are considered obese, compared to 30% for LA County. Source: AskCHIS UCLA, 2020.
  • Youth obesity in East LA is 39%, compared to 34% for LA County. Source: AskCHIS UCLA, 2020.
  • The rate of households with no vehicles in East LA is 11.6%, compared to 9% for LA County. Source: ACS 2019 1-year
  • East LA - Northwest has 1 park acres per 1,000 residents and East LA – Southeast has 0.1 park acres per 1,000 residents whereas the County average is 3.3 park acres per 1,000. According to the Countywide park needs assessment, East Los Angeles (Northwest and Southeast) has a very high park need. Source: Los Angeles Countywide Comprehensive Park & Recreation Needs Assessment Appendix A


The Community Pedestrian Plan will help the County address corridors in East Los Angeles that have concentrations of collisions, identified in red on the map.

These corridors were identified as having had 3 or more fatal or severe injury collisions within a half mile segment between 2013-2017.

These corridors are the focus of the County’s Vision Zero traffic safety initiative, which aims to eliminate fatal injury traffic collisions on County roadways by 2035.

These corridors are part of the 3.8% of County maintained roadways where 50% of all fatal and severe injury collisions have occurred.

By working with community to understand concerns and opportunities for walkability enhancements the Pedestrian Plans will help the County achieve the Vision Zero goal.


How to report issues to the County

Report problems such as graffiti, potholes, illegal dumping, street light or signal issues, and more to the Department of Public Works at:

Go mobile! Report problems while walking in your community. Download Los Angeles County The Works app to your phone!

Find Public Works projects in your community

Los Angeles County Public Works is the agency responsible for road projects in unincorporated areas, including safety enhancements for walking. Their website includes a map of planned, in-progress, and completed transportation and water projects, often with project fact sheets and contact information. Click here to see the map: LA County Infrastructure Projects Map.

How to contact your Board of Supervisors office

Hall of Administration, room 856
500 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
phone: (213) 974-5555
East Los Angeles Office
4801 E. Third Street.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
phone: (323) 881-4601

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