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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 West Whittier-Los Nietos.

View and download the West Whittier- Los Nietos 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 West Whittier-Los Nietos Pedestrian Plan. The community outreach strategy was developed based on the Plan goals, as well as an understanding of issues in the community.

Outreach was conducted in two phases. The first phase helped the project team understand barriers and opportunities for walking in West Whittier-Los Nietos. The second phase of outreach gave community stakeholders an opportunity to respond to the draft Pedestrian Plan and provide additional input on needed pedestrian projects. These efforts took place from August 2016 to September 2018 and included the project team 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 walk audits.

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

West Whittier walk audit 1  West Whittier walk audit 2  West Whittier walk audit 3  


PROPOSED PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENT MAP

map of West Whittier Los Nietos 

For the complete list of proposed pedestrian projects, see the West Whittier-Los Nietos Community Pedestrian Plan.

HEALTH BY THE NUMBERS!
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Walking just 30 minutes a day may the reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and cancer. Obesity is high in West Whittier-Los Nietos adults and children and adults need more opportunities for physical activity to help prevent this. County streets are a public resource that can be designed to enable more people to walk for transportation and recreation.

data table showing childhood and adult obesity are higher in West Whittier Los Nietos compared to LA County overall, data table showing physical activity for youth ages 5-17 is lower in West Whittier Los Nietos compared to LA County overall, though it is about even for adults 

A goal of the pedestrian plan is to support healthy lifestyles by making it safer for people to walk. Currently 7.1% of collisions in West Whittier-Los Nietos 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 West Whittier-Los Nietos.


HOW TO REPORT ISSUES TO THE COUNTY

Report problems such as graffiti, potholes, illegal dumping, street light or signal issues, and more to 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:

WEST WHITTIER-LOS NIETOS | SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 4 | SUPERVISOR JANICE HAHN
E-mail: forthdistrict@bos.lacounty.gov

Hall of Administration, room 822
500 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
phone: (213) 974-2222
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Norwalk, CA 90650
phone: (562) 807-7350


 
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