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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 Walnut Park.

View and download the Walnut Park Community Pedestrian Plan here.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

In collaboration with the Department of Public Health (DPH), YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA GLA) led outreach efforts to gather community input in the development of the Walnut Park Pedestrian Plan. The community outreach strategy was developed based on the Plan's goals, as well as an understanding of community-identified issues.

Outreach was conducted in two phases. The first phase helped the project team understand barriers and opportunities for walking in Walnut Park. The second phase of outreach gave community stakeholders a chance to respond to the draft Plan and provide additional input on needed pedestrian infrastructure projects.

These efforts took place from August 2016 through September 2018, and included the project team attending existing meetings held by community organizations, schools, and neighborhood groups; tabling at community events; focus groups; conducting stakeholder interviews, surveys, and two community workshops; and community data collection activities and community walk audits.

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

Walnut walk audit 1    Walnut walk audit 2    Walnut walk audit 2

On June 16, 2018, the Southern California Association of Governments, Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, the Los Angeles County Departments of Public Works and Public Health, and a Project Advisory Committee implemented “Camina en Walnut Park” to promote active and safe transportation options and gather community feedback on projects identified in Community Pedestrian Plan for Walnut Park and the Walnut Park Community Parks and Recreation Plan.

This four-hour demonstration event brought together 800 community members to experience a temporarily reimagined Pacific Boulevard by foot and on wheels. The event featured entertainment and feedback stations at Walnut Nature Park and the Gloria Molina Community Empowerment Center.

Read the report on “Camina en Walnut Park” in English (PDF)
Lee el informe sobre “Camina en Walnut Park” en español (PDF)


PROPOSED PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENT MAP

map of Walnut Park

For the complete list of proposed pedestrian projects, see the Walnut Park Community Pedestrian Plan.


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 Walnut Park get more physical activity than the County average, children and adults in Walnut Park 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 that childhood obesity and adult obesity or higher in Walnut Park compared to LA County overall, data table showing that physical activity for youth ages 5-17 is lower in Walnut Park compared to LA County overall, though it is higher for adults

A goal of the pedestrian plan is to support healthy lifestyles by making it safer for people to walk. Currently 15.4% of collisions in Walnut Park 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 Walnut Park.

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:


WALNUT PARK | SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 1 | SUPERVISOR HILDA L. SOLIS
email: firstdistrict@bos.lacounty.gov
Hall of Administration, room 856
500 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
phone: (213) 974-4111
Southeast Los Angeles Office
2677 Zoe Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
phone: (323) 826-6370

 
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