UPCOMING WORKSHOP | Monday, September 18 | 6:00 – 7:30
PM | Sorensen Library | 6934 Broadway
Do you walk in West Whittier-Los Nietos? Join us for a
community workshop on September 18 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
Community Pedestrian Plan for
West Whittier-Los Nietos. Review the draft Plan and
your comments here
by November 20, 2017.
Hardcopies of the Plan are available at Sorensen Library
(6934 Broadway, Whittier, CA 90606) and Los Nietos
Community & Senior Service Center (11644 E. Slauson Ave.
Whittier, CA 90606).
Over the last year DPH staff and consultants have
been meeting with West Whittier-Los Nietos community
members to gather information on walking barriers and
opportunities to inform the development of the West
Whittier-Los Nietos 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 West Whittier-Los
Nietos more walkable.
West Whittier-Los Nietos residents and stakeholders
gathered at Pioneer High School on November 7, 2016 to
learn more about the Pedestrian Plan and provide input.
Following a brief presentation about the plan’s goals
and timelines, participants engaged in facilitated
discussions where residents and stakeholders identified
barriers and opportunities for walking in the community
and locations for desired improvements.
Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Counts
The Department of Public Health and Los Angeles
Neighborhood Initiative 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 West
Whittier-Los Nietos Community Pedestrian Plan and will
support future efforts to evaluate levels of walking and
biking after pedestrian improvements have been
Walk Audit Residents and
stakeholders gathered at the LNSD offices on January 21,
2017 and Sorensen Library on January 28, 2017 to
participate in walk audits evaluating and documenting
walking conditions in West Whittier-Los Nietos 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: Slauson Ave., Washington
Blvd., Whittier Blvd., Norwalk Blvd., Broadway and Mines
CONTACT INFO FOR PROJECT STAFF
Monica Carlos, firstname.lastname@example.org, (213)
Miguel Ramos, email@example.com,
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.
HEALTH BY THE NUMBERS!
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:
Go mobile! Report problems while walking in your
community. Download Los Angeles County The Works app to
CONTACT YOUR SUPERVISOR:
WEST WHITTIER-LOS NIETOS | SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 4 |
SUPERVISOR JANICE HAHN
Hall of Administration, room 822
500 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
phone: (213) 974-2222
12720 S. Norwalk Blvd., 7th floor
Norwalk, CA 90650
phone: (562) 807-7350