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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 Florence-Firestone.

Take our Pedestrian Plan Community Survey - tell us about walking in your community!

You can also use our online map to show us the streets and intersections that could be better.


       

Facts about Florence-Firestone:

  • The rate of motor vehicle collision involving pedestrians in Florence-Firestone is 41.5%, compared to 21% for LA County. Source: LAC VZ Collision Database 2010-2014
  • Over 43% of Florence-Firestone residents 18 or older are considered obese, compared to 29% for LA County. Source: California Health Interview Survey 2016
  • Youth obesity in Florence Firestone is 38%, compared to 35.5% for LA County. Source: California Health Interview Survey 2016
  • The rate of households with no vehicles in Florence-Firestone is 10.4%, compared to 9% for LA County. Source: ACS 2019 1-year
  • Florence-Firestone has 1.2 park acres per 1,000 residents, whereas the County average is 3.3 park acres per 1,000. According to the Countywide park needs assessment, Florence-Firestone has a very high park need. Source: Los Angeles Countywide Comprehensive Park & Recreation Needs Assessment Appendix A

The Community Pedestrian Plan will help the County address corridors in Florence-Firestone that have concentrations of collisions, identified in red on the map.

These corridors were identified as having had 3 or more fatal or severe injury collisions within a half mile segment between 2013-2017.

These corridors are the focus of the County’s new traffic safety initiative called, Vision Zero, which aims to eliminate fatal injury traffic collisions on County roadways by 2035.

These corridors are part of the 3.8% of County maintained roadways where 50% of all fatal and severe injury collisions have occurred.

By working with community to understand concerns and opportunities for walkability enhancements the Pedestrian Plans will help the County achieve the Vision Zero goal.


Community Outreach

The Department of Public Health (DPH) has partnered with Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI), a community organization that revitalizes neighborhoods by engaging people and building vibrant public spaces, to lead the community outreach and engagement efforts for designing and planning a safe, walkable and pedestrian-oriented Florence-Firestone.

LANI, along with County partners, will be leading workshops, mapping activities, and listening sessions to hear from residents, local business leaders, and other stakeholders on the strategies that they want to see implemented for improving walkability in the community.

Workshops and other activities will be virtual throughout 2021 and will be bilingual. Youth, families, seniors, and anyone interested in providing ideas or learning about pedestrian planning is highly encouraged to participate.

Take our Pedestrian Plan Community Survey - tell us about walking in your community!

You can also use our online map to show us the streets and intersections that could be better.

If you want to get in involved in the pedestrian plan for Florence-Firestone, contact Alfredo Lezama at   alezama@ph.lacounty.gov.

     


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:

FLORENCE-FIRESTONE | SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 2 | SUPERVISOR HOLLY MITCHELL
email: hollyjmitchell@bos.lacounty.gov
Hall of Administration, room 866
500 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
phone: (213) 974-5555
Florence-Firestone Office
7807 Compton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90001
phone: (323) 277-9824

 
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