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UPCOMING WORKSHOP
Wednesday, September 20 | 6 – 8 PM | YWCA Empowerment Center | 7515 Pacific Blvd.

Do you walk in Walnut Park? Join us at the Walnut Park Community Meeting, hosted by Supervisor Hilda Solis, on September 20 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 Walnut Park. Review the draft Plan and provide your comments here by November 20, 2017. Hardcopies of the Plan are available at the Huntington Park Library (6518 Miles Ave. Huntington Park, CA 90255 ) and the Supervisor Gloria Molina Community Empowerment Center (7515 Pacific Blvd, Walnut Park, CA 90255).

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Over the last year DPH staff and consultants have been meeting with Walnut Park community members to gather information on walking barriers and opportunities to inform the development of the Walnut Park 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 Walnut Park more walkable.

Community Workshop   Walnut Park residents and stakeholders gathered at the YWCA Gloria Molina Empowerment Center on September 15, 2016 to learn more about the Pedestrian Plan and provide input. Through interactive activities, community residents shared about barriers and opportunities for walking in the community. They also learned about potential improvements that can increase pedestrian safety and provided input on which were most suitable.

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

Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Counts   The Department of Public Health and YWCA 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 Walnut Park Community Pedestrian Plan and will support future efforts to evaluate the levels of walking and biking after pedestrian improvements have been implemented.

Walk Audit   Seventeen (17) residents and stakeholders gathered at the YWCA Gloria Molina Empowerment Center on November 19, 2016 to participate in a walk audit evaluating and documenting walking conditions in Walnut Park 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 the training session, participants broke into seven (7) teams to conduct the evaluation along six important corridors: Pacific Blvd., Seville Ave., Santa Fe Ave., Broadway, Mountain View Ave. and Florence Ave. Evaluators noted locations where improvements are need to improve accessibility, safety and comfort for pedestrians.

Walnut walk audit 1    Walnut walk audit 2    Walnut walk audit 2


COMMUNITY MAP

map of Walnut Park

CONTACT INFO FOR PROJECT STAFF

Maria Elena Chavez, mariaElena.Chavez@ywcagla.org, (213) 516-3575
Miguel Ramos
, miramos@ph.lacounty.gov, (213) 351-1902


HEALTH BY THE NUMBERS!

icon of parent and child walking and holding handsWalking just 30 minutes a day may the reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and cancer. While youth in Walnut Park get more physical activity than the County average, children and adults in Walnut Park need more opportunities for physical activity. County streets are a public resource that can be designed to enable more people to walk for transportation and recreation.

data table showing that childhood obesity and adult obesity or higher in Walnut Park compared to LA County overall, data table showing that physical activity for youth ages 5-17 is lower in Walnut Park compared to LA County overall, though it is higher for adults

A goal of the pedestrian plan is to support healthy lifestyles by making it safer for people to walk. Currently 15.4% of collisions in Walnut Park 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 Walnut Park.

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:


WALNUT PARK | SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 1 | SUPERVISOR HILDA L. SOLIS
email: firstdistrict@bos.lacounty.gov
Hall of Administration, room 856
500 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
phone: (213) 974-4111
Southeast Los Angeles Office
2677 Zoe Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
phone: (323) 826-6370

 
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