Step by Step Los Angeles County
provides a policy framework for how the County proposes to get more people walking, make walking safer and support healthy, active lifestyles.
It also includes Community Pedestrian Plans for
unincorporated communities in L.A. County.
Read Draft Pedestrian Plans for
East Los Angeles,
East Rancho Dominguez,
Willowbrook/West Rancho Dominguez. To find out about
upcoming events and workshops in each community click on
the community’s icon below.
Share your thoughts on the draft pedestrian plans and
public comment here. Public
Comment period is October 24, 2022 to February 17, 2023.
Read the adopted
2019 Step by Step Los Angeles County: Pedestrian Plans
for Unincorporated Communities framework.
What Is a Pedestrian
A pedestrian plan provides guidance in developing a network of
sidewalks, off-street paths, and trails and facilities (such as
lighting, crosswalks and benches) that allow people to walk safely and
comfortably to key destinations like parks and schools throughout a
It includes policies that address safety, traffic, education, and
programs to promote a safe, walkable community.
Step by Step Los Angeles County (PDF)
was adopted by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 2019, and
included Community Pedestrian Plans for unincorporated
Lake Los Angeles
, and West
first four communities were selected based on criteria including high
rates of pedestrian collisions resulting in death or injury, and
a focus on communities that experience health inequities
and challenges to safe walking. A key goal of the project was to pilot
pedestrian safety enhancements
in a mix of rural, urban, and suburban communities.
From 2020 to 2023, the PLACE Program is collaborating with
neighborhood organizations, mobility advocates, and resident leaders to
develop four new Community Pedestrian Plans for the unincorporated
neighborhoods of East Los
and Willowbrook/West Rancho
If you want to learn more about these plans, contact Mariana Huerta
or Alfredo Lezama firstname.lastname@example.org
- Studies show that walking 30
minutes a day can reduce the risk of many
chronic conditions, particularly diabetes, obesity, heart disease,
depression, and some cancers.
- Walking to school, work, or a nearby store can save you money on gas
and car maintenance.
Environment - By choosing to walk you
help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and reduce
Currently 23% of Los Angeles County children and 23.9% of adults are
considered obese, in some communities the percentage is even higher.
Countywide only 28.7% of children engage in regular physical activity
and only 34.1% of adults walk regularly. In addition, traffic
collisions are a leading cause of premature death of both children and
adults in Los Angeles County.
The Los Angeles County Departments of Public
Health and Public
working in partnership on these
plans to improve roadway safety and increase rates of walking.
Communities that have safe streets, accessible sidewalks, paths and
trails make getting physical activity easier for everyone.
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