Wednesday, September 20 | 6 – 8 PM |
YWCA Empowerment Center | 7515 Pacific Blvd.
Do you walk in Walnut Park? Join us at the Walnut Park
Community Meeting, hosted by Supervisor Hilda Solis, on
September 20 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
Plan for Walnut Park. Review the draft Plan and provide
your comments here by November 3, 2017. Hardcopies of
the Plan are available at the Huntington Park Library
(6518 Miles Ave. Huntington Park, CA 90255 ) and the
Supervisor Gloria Molina Community Empowerment Center
(7515 Pacific Blvd, Walnut Park, CA 90255).
Over the last year DPH staff and consultants have
been meeting with Walnut Park community members to
gather information on walking barriers and opportunities
to inform the development of the Walnut Park 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 Walnut Park more walkable.
Walnut Park residents and stakeholders gathered at the
YWCA Gloria Molina Empowerment Center on September 15,
2016 to learn more about the Pedestrian Plan and provide
input. Through interactive activities, community
residents shared about barriers and opportunities for
walking in the community. They also learned about
potential improvements that can increase pedestrian
safety and provided input on which were most suitable.
Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Counts The Department of Public Health and YWCA 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 that have been identified as main
corridors for walking and biking. Through these counts
we captured data that will inform recommendations for
the Walnut Park Community Pedestrian Plan and will
support future efforts to evaluate the levels of walking
and biking after pedestrian improvements have been
Walk Audit Seventeen (17) residents and stakeholders gathered at
the YWCA Gloria Molina Empowerment Center on November
19, 2016 to participate in a walk audit evaluating and
documenting walking conditions in Walnut Park that
contributes information for the Pedestrian Plan analysis
and recommendations. Community members were trained and
provided with tools to evaluate crossings and
intersections, sidewalks, and the comfort and appeal of
pedestrian environments. After the training session,
participants broke into seven (7) teams to conduct the
evaluation along six important corridors: Pacific Blvd.,
Seville Ave., Santa Fe Ave., Broadway, Mountain View
Ave. and Florence Ave. Evaluators noted locations where
improvements are need to improve accessibility, safety
and comfort for pedestrians.
CONTACT INFO FOR PROJECT STAFF
Maria Elena Chavez, mariaElena.Chavez@ywcagla.org, (213) 516-3575
Miguel Ramos, firstname.lastname@example.org, (213) 351-1902
HEALTH BY THE NUMBERS!
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.
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:
Go mobile! Report problems while walking in your
community. Download Los Angeles County The Works app to
HOW TO CONTACT YOUR SUPERVISOR:
WALNUT PARK | SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 1 | SUPERVISOR HILDA
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