Wednesday, September 27 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM | South LA Sheriff’s Station conference room |
1310 W. Imperial Highway
Do you walk in Westmont/West Athens? Join us
for a community workshop on September 27 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
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
Westmont/West Athens. Review the draft Plan and provide
your comments here by November 3, 2017. Hardcopies of
the Plan are available at Woodcrest Library (1340 W.
106th St. Los Angeles, CA 90044).
Over the last year DPH staff and consultants have
been meeting with Westmont/West Athens community members
to gather information on walking barriers and
opportunities to inform the development of the
Westmont/West Athens 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 Westmont/West
Athens more walkable.
The Public Health and Regional Planning departments
co-hosted a community workshop at Helen Keller Park on
October 6, 2017 to provide information and gather
feedback about Step-by-Step LA County and the Connect
Southwest LA specific plan. An overview of the
Pedestrian Plan goals and timelines was presented to
attendees, followed by interactive activities where
residents and stakeholders identified barriers and
opportunities for walking in the community and locations
for desired improvements.
Walk Audit Residents and
stakeholders gathered at Encanto Court on February 25
and March 11, 2017 to participate in walk audits
evaluating and documenting walking conditions in
Westmont/West Athens 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
training sessions, participants broke into teams to
conduct the evaluation along pre-identified routes that
focused on intersections and sidewalks: Vermont Ave.,
Normandie Ave., Imperial Highway, Century Blvd.,
Manchester Ave., El Segundo Blvd. and Western Ave.
CONTACT INFO FOR PROJECT STAFF
Monica Carlos, email@example.com, (213)
Miguel Ramos, firstname.lastname@example.org,
HEALTH BY THE NUMBERS!
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.
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
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:
WESTMONT/WEST ATHENS | SUPERVISOR
DISTRICT 2 | SUPERVISOR
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