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 Walnut Park.
View and download the
Walnut Park Community Pedestrian Plan here.
In collaboration with the Department
of Public Health (DPH), YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA GLA) led
outreach efforts to gather community input in the development of the
Walnut Park Pedestrian Plan. The community outreach strategy was
developed based on the Plan's goals, as well as an understanding of
Outreach was conducted in two phases. The first phase helped the project team understand barriers
and opportunities for walking in Walnut Park. The second phase of outreach gave community
stakeholders a chance to respond to the draft Plan and provide additional input on needed pedestrian infrastructure projects.
These efforts took place from August 2016 through
September 2018, and included the project team attending existing
meetings held by community organizations, schools, and neighborhood
groups; tabling at community events; focus groups; conducting
stakeholder interviews, surveys, and two community workshops; and
community data collection activities and community walk audits.
June 16, 2018, the Southern California Association of Governments,
Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, the Los Angeles County Departments of Public
Works and Public Health, and a Project Advisory Committee implemented “Camina en Walnut Park”
to promote active and safe transportation options and gather community
feedback on projects identified in Community Pedestrian Plan for Walnut
Park and the Walnut Park Community Parks and Recreation Plan.
four-hour demonstration event brought together 800 community members to
experience a temporarily reimagined Pacific Boulevard by foot and on
wheels. The event featured entertainment and feedback stations at
Walnut Nature Park and the Gloria Molina Community Empowerment Center.
Read the report on “Camina en Walnut Park” in English (PDF)
Lee el informe sobre “Camina en Walnut Park” en español (PDF)
PROPOSED PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENT MAP
For the complete list of proposed pedestrian projects, see the
Walnut Park Community Pedestrian Plan.
HEALTH BY THE NUMBERS!
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.
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:
Go mobile! Report problems while walking in your
community. Download Los Angeles County The Works app to
HOW TO CONTACT YOUR SUPERVISOR:
WALNUT PARK | SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 1 | SUPERVISOR HILDA
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