Help Los Angeles County get more people walking, make
walking safer and support healthy lifestyles in your
community. Participate in the development of Pedestrian
Lake Los Angeles,
West Whittier-Los Nietos.
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
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.