Step by Step LA County: Pedestrian Plans for Unincorporated Communities provides a policy framework for how the County proposes to get more people walking, make walking safer and support healthy active lifestyles and includes Community Pedestrian Plans for the unincorporated communities of
Lake Los Angeles,
On May 28, 2019, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing to consider “Step by Step Los Angeles County: Pedestrian Plans for Unincorporated Communities.”
You can view the meeting by clicking this link.
On September 3, 2019, the Board adopted the Plan,
effective October 3, 2019.
the entire Plan
here or view it by chapter:
Chapter 1: Background and Context
Chapter 2: Vision, Goals and Actions
Chapter 3: Facilities to improve Walkability
4: Plans and Procedures
7: Lake Los Angeles Community Pedestrian Plan
8: Walnut Park Community Pedestrian Plan
9: Westmont/West Athens Community Pedestrian
10: West Whittier-Los Nietos Community Pedestrian
by Step Appendices A-E
A: Existing Plans and Projects Review
B: Existing Conditions
C: Pedestrian Counts
E: Cost Estimates
WHAT IS A PEDESTRIAN PLAN?
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 community.
It includes policies that address safety, traffic, education, and programs to promote a walkable community. This project will last from Spring 2016 through Summer 2018. Click above on your community to get involved in the planning process.
BENEFITS OF WALKING
- Studies show that walking 30 minutes a day can reduce
the risk of many
chronic conditions, particularly diabetes, obesity,
heart disease, hypertension,
depression, and some cancers.
- Walking to school, work, or a nearby store can save
you money on gas
and car maintenance.
- By choosing to walk you help reduce greenhouse gas
emissions, improve air quality, and reduce traffic
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
(DPH) and Public Works (DPW) are 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.