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.
The public comment period for the
Draft Community Pedestrian Plan will be from October 24, 2022 to February 17, 2023. During this time, community members and stakeholders can submit public comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit comments online by filling out
Upcoming Public Outreach Events
In 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
driver 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
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
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
These corridors are the focus of the County’s
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
By working with community to understand concerns
and opportunities for walkability enhancements the Pedestrian Plans
will help the County achieve the Vision Zero goal.
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: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/contact/
Go mobile! Report problems while walking in your community. Download
Los Angeles County The Works app to your phone! http://dpw.lacounty.gov/theworks/
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
Infrastructure Projects Map.
to contact your Board of Supervisors office
EAST LOS ANGELES | SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 1 | SUPERVISOR HILDA L. SOLIS
| 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