Step by Step LA County: Pedestrian Plans for Unincorporated Communities provides a policy framework for how the County proposes to get more people walking, make walking safer and support healthy active lifestyles and includes Community Pedestrian Plans for the unincorporated communities of
Lake Los Angeles,
Environmental Analysis – Proposed Mitigated Negative
The CEQA public review period begins March 4, 2019 and
ends April 3, 2019.
Download the draft Mitigated
Negative Declaration and the
Mitigation Monitoring and reporting Program
You can also review the draft MND in person at all
County libraries in Lake Los Angeles, Walnut Park,
Westmont/West Athens, and West Whittier-Los Nietos.
We want your feedback and comments! Please email your
comments on the draft Plan and proposed Mitigated
Negative Declaration by April 3, 2019 to Justin
Robertson at JRobertson@ph.lacounty.gov or by mail to:
Justin Robertson, PLACE Program
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
695 S Vermont Ave, South Tower #1400
Los Angeles, CA 90005
the entire Plan
here or view it by chapter:
Chapter 1: Background and Context
Chapter 2: Vision, Goals and Actions
Chapter 3: Facilities to improve Walkability
4: Plans and Procedures
7: Lake Los Angeles Community Pedestrian Plan
8: Walnut Park Community Pedestrian Plan
9: Westmont/West Athens Community Pedestrian
10: West Whittier-Los Nietos Community Pedestrian
PUBLIC HEARING DATES
The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission will
conduct a public hearing to consider
the project described below. You will have an
opportunity to testify, or you can submit written
comments to the planner below or at the public hearing.
If the final decision on this proposal is
challenged in court, testimony may be limited to issues
raised before or at the public hearing.
Hearing Date and Time: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 9:00
320 West Temple St., Hall of Records,
Rm. 150, Los Angeles, CA 90012
WHAT IS A PEDESTRIAN PLAN?
A pedestrian plan provides guidance in developing a network of sidewalks, off-street paths, and trails and facilities (such as lighting, crosswalks and benches) that allow people to walk safely and comfortably to key destinations like parks and schools throughout a community.
It includes policies that address safety, traffic, education, and programs to promote a walkable community. This project will last from Spring 2016 through Summer 2018. Click above on your community to get involved in the planning process.
BENEFITS OF WALKING
- Studies show that walking 30 minutes a day can reduce
the risk of many
chronic conditions, particularly diabetes, obesity,
heart disease, hypertension,
depression, and some cancers.
- Walking to school, work, or a nearby store can save
you money on gas
and car maintenance.
- By choosing to walk you help reduce greenhouse gas
emissions, improve air quality, and reduce traffic
Currently 23% of Los Angeles County children and 23.9%
of adults are considered obese, in some communities the
percentage is even higher. Countywide only 28.7% of
children engage in regular physical activity and only
34.1% of adults walk regularly. In addition, traffic
collisions are a leading cause of premature death of
both children and adults in Los Angeles County.
The Los Angeles County Departments of Public Health
(DPH) and Public Works (DPW) are working in partnership
on these plans to improve roadway safety and increase
rates of walking. Communities that have safe streets,
accessible sidewalks, paths and trails make getting
physical activity easier for everyone.