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Coalition for an Active South LA

The Coalition for an Active South Los Angeles (CASLA) is stopping chronic disease in South LA by changing the physical landscape to make it a healthier place.

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Community Health Councils
3731 Stocker Street
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Andres Ramirez
Community Liaison
323.295.9372 ext. 233

Our Local Projects

Crenshaw/LAX Plans
Metro, Los Angeles Department of Transportation

We are working to integrate future rail lines, bus routes, and transportation policy to create safe environments for pedestrians and bikers. Metro is currently seeking input into station designs for the Crenshaw/LAX rail line.

Resources: Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor
Send your comments to Roderick Diaz.

Los Angeles Bike Plan
Los Angeles Department of City Planning; Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Do you feel safe biking in your neighborhood? Would you bike more if there were more bike lanes and better routes? This is the perfect way to express what you think will make South LA more conducive to biking.

Resources: LA Bicycle Plan and User Guide
Send your comments to Jordann Turner.

Open Space / Recreation and Parks Plan
Los Angeles Department of City Planning; Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks

An Open Space / Parks plan is essential for prioritizing open space as a public health necessity. Yet, neither the City nor the Department of Recs & Parks has committed to updating the thirty-year-old plan.

Resources: 2008 Needs Assessment Report
Send your comments to Barry Sanders.

West Adams Community Plan
Los Angeles Department of City Planning

Community plans ensure health considerations are incorporated into all planning and development of a community. The REACH consortium submitted their recommendations to the West Adams Community Plan in 2008. Expected completion date of the Plan is Spring 2011.

Resources: REACH Consortium Community Plan Recommendations
Send your comments to Reuben Caldwell

Our National Projects

National Physical Activity Plan
The National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) aims to create a national culture that supports physically active lifestyles.The NPAP Coordinating Committee is continuously seeking input and support for the future development and evaluation of the Plan.

Resources: National Physical Activity Plan website.
Send your comments to National Physical Activity Plan

President Obama's National Outdoors Initiative
The National Outdoors Initiative's goals are to promote conservation and protection of open space, encourage families to spend more time being active outside, and promote community and urban parks. After compiling input from the South LA community, recommendations were reported to President Obama on November 15, 2010.

Resources: Great Outdoors Iniative website