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UPCOMING WORKSHOP
Monday, October 2 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM | Vista San Gabriel Elementary School | 18020 East Avenue O

Do you walk in Lake Los Angeles? Join us for a community workshop on October 2 to provide input on the Step by Step LA County pedestrian plan. The workshop will include interactive discussions to give priority to the most needed and supported projects recommended in the draft Plan. Public input will continue to shape the plan as it moves toward adoption in 2018.

COMMUNITY PEDESTRIAN PLAN

The draft Step by Step LA County; Pedestrian Plans for Unincorporated Communities provides a policy framework for how the County is proposing to get more people walking, make walking safer and support healthy active lifestyles and includes a Community Pedestrian Plan for Lake Los Angeles. Review the draft Plan and provide your comments here by November 3, 2017. Hardcopies of the Plan are available at the Lake Los Angeles Library (16921 E. Avenue O, #A Palmdale, CA 93591).

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Over the last year DPH staff and consultants have been meeting with Lake Los Angeles members to gather information on walking barriers and opportunities to inform the development of the Lake Los Angeles Community Pedestrian Plan. The following is a summary of outreach activities that have taken place so far. Review the draft plan and email the project staff below to share your knowledge of the community and thoughts on how to make Lake Los Angeles more walkable.

Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Counts   The Department of Public Health and Antelope Valley Partners for Health partnered with community residents to conduct manual pedestrian and bicycle counts in an effort to gather data on walking and biking rates in the community. The counts were conducted at peak travel times during the week and on a weekend at locations identified by residents as regularly used corridors for walking and biking. Through these counts we captured data that will inform recommendations for the Lake Los Angeles Community Pedestrian Plan and will support future efforts to evaluate the levels of walking and biking after pedestrian improvements have been implemented.

Community Workshop   In conjunction with Family Move Night, a monthly event conducted by the Lake Los Angeles Park Association and the Department of Parks and Recreation, a Pedestrian Plan workshop was held on November 5, 2016. Attendees engaged with project staff in the gym lobby and gallery at Sorensen Park before and during the movie screening to provide input on existing barriers to walkability the community and locations for potential improvements. Participants moved through a series of activity stations as part of the workshop and completed surveys.

Community Workshop meeting 1  Community Workshop meeting 2  Community Workshop meeting 3


COMMUNITY MAP

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CONTACT INFO FOR PROJECT STAFF

Joanna Ortega, jortega@avph.org, (661) 942-4719
Miguel Ramos, miramos@ph.lacounty.gov, (213) 351-1902


HEALTH BY THE NUMBERS!

icon of parent and child walking and holding handsWalking just 30 minutes a day may the reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and cancer. While youth in Lake Los Angeles get more physical activity than the County average, children and adults in Lake Los Angeles need more opportunities for physical activity. County streets are a public resource that can be designed to enable more people to walk for transportation and recreation.

Data table showing childhood obesity and adult obesity are higher in Lake LA compared to LA County overall, Data table showing physical activity for youth ages 5-17 is higher in Lake LA compared to LA County overall, but lower for adults 

A goal of the pedestrian plan is to support healthy lifestyles by making it safer for people to walk. Currently 13.3% of collisions in Lake Los Angeles involve people walking. With your input this plan will identify improvements that can reduce collisions involving people walking so more residents are able to get out and enjoy walking in Lake Los Angeles.


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:  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/


HOW TO CONTACT YOUR SUPERVISOR:

LAKE LOS ANGELES | SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 5 | SUPERVISOR KATHRYN BARGER
email: kathryn@bos.lacounty.gov

Hall of Administration, room 869
500 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
phone: (213) 974-5555
Antelope Valley Office
1113 W. Avenue M-4, suite A
Palmdale, CA 93551
phone: (661) 726-3600
 
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