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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 and includes a Community Pedestrian Plan for Florence-Firestone. Read the Draft Plan here.

The public comment period for the Draft Community Pedestrian Plan closed on February 18, 2023.

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Check out this StoryMap to learn more about the experience of walking in Florence-Firestone.

Summary of Past Community Outreach
Community Outreach 1

The first phase of outreach helped the project team understand barriers and opportunities for walking in Florence-Firestone. 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.

Stakeholders were also encouraged to complete a survey on their current walking habits, concerns, and desired projects. The project team collected a total of 86 surveys, which were available in English and Spanish.

Respondents identified the top three areas of concerns as:

  • Crime, violence, and/or gangs
  • Fear of theft or robbery
  • Trash on sidewalks

Florence-Firestone Data:

  • The rate of motor vehicle collision involving pedestrians in Florence-Firestone is 41.5%, compared to 21% for LA County. Source: LAC VZ Collision Database 2010-2014
  • Over 41% of Florence-Firestone residents 18 or older are considered obese, compared to 30% for LA County. Source:AskCHIS UCLA, 2020
  • Youth obesity in Florence Firestone is 49%, compared to 34% for LA County. Source: AskCHIS UCLA, 2020
  • The rate of households with no vehicles in Florence-Firestone is 10.4%, compared to 9% for LA County. Source: ACS 2019 1-year
  • Florence-Firestone has 1.2 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, Florence-Firestone has a very high park need. Source: Los Angeles Countywide Comprehensive Park & Recreation Needs Assessment Appendix A

Obecity Rate

The Community Pedestrian Plan will help the County address corridors in Florence-Firestone 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 866
500 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
phone: (213) 974-5555
Lennox Office
4343 Lennox Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90304
Phone: (310) 680-8601

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