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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 Westmont/West Athens.

View and download the Westmont/ West Athens Community Pedestrian Plan here.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

In collaboration with the Department of Public Health (DPH), the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) led outreach efforts to gather community input for the development of the Westmont/West Athens Community 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 was to understand barriers and opportunities for walking in Westmont/West Athens. The second phase of outreach was to have community stakeholders respond to the preliminary Draft Plan and provide additional input on needed pedestrian projects. These efforts took place between August 2016 and September 2018, and included attending existing meetings held by community organizations, schools and neighborhood groups; tabling at community events; focus groups; stakeholder interviews; surveys; two community workshops; community data collection activities; and community walks.

On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 the County hosted a demonstration event at the intersection of 110th Street and Denker Avenue. A demonstration event is a temporary reconfiguration of the roadway that allows residents to experience, get informed, and provide input on potential changes to public space in their community.

The County demonstrated curb extensions on all four sides of the 110th/Denker intersection and a high-visibility continental crosswalk on the east leg of the intersection.

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

Audit 1  Audit 2  Audit 3


PROPOSED PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENT MAP

map of Westmont and West Athens 

For the complete list of proposed pedestrian projects, see the Westmont/ West Athens Community Pedestrian Plan here.


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. Both youth and adults have higher rates of obesity than the County as a whole, so children and adults in Westmont/West Athens 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 are higher in Westmont/West Athens compared to LA County overall, data table showing that physical activity is higher for youth ages 5-17 in Westmont/West Athens compared to LA County overall, but is lower for adults 

A goal of the pedestrian plan is to support healthy lifestyles by making it safer for people to walk. Currently 14.9% of collisions in Westmont/West Athens 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 Westmont/West Athens.


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:


WESTMONT/WEST ATHENS | SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 2 | SUPERVISOR MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS
email: markridley-thomas@bos.lacounty.gov
Hall of Administration, room 866
500 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
phone: (213) 974-2222
Exposition Park Office
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
phone: (213) 741-9292


 
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