While an apple a day may keep the doctor away, where you live, and how you choose to get that apple, will most likely play a greater role in determining your overall health. As part of the General Plan’s Health and Wellness Chapter, the Department of City Planning has released a Health Atlas for the City of Los Angeles.
This extensive document examines the links between health inequalities and community plan areas in the context of social, economic, and physical factors. The Health Atlas looks at social, demographic, economic, education, health, land use, transportation, food systems, crime, housing, environmental health, and health equity conditions across the City and identifies specific indicators in each category.
The chapter on transportation provides some interesting data and maps comparing commuter mode share, vehicle ownership, access to transit, and collisions by community plan area. Take some time to peruse the data and maps in this 180+ page document. You can download the map and text from the Health and Wellness Chapter Website.