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Beach Streets - Midtown

Beach_Streets_downtown_graphic November 12th, 2016 - 9:00AM - 3:00PM

 

Midtown Photo Gallery

Beach Streets Midtown opens streets up for walking, bicycling, and socializing by temporarily closing thoroughfares to automobile traffic.

Known more generally as Open Streets events, similar events are now occurring across the world, and are a common way of pursuing innovative strategies to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals. The City of Long Beach, with funding from Metro, will use Beach Streets Midtown to showcase local neighborhoods, businesses, and parks, as well as local transit, health, and recreation options.

View Route Map Anaheim St. will come to life with businesses participating with outdoor music, food and drink specials, activities and more! Make sure you stop by, buy some food, say hello and enjoy Beach Streets Midtown!

  • Come and participate in an exciting local family-friendly event!

  • The event route is free of vehicular traffic

  • Acceptable modes of transportation along the route include: Bicycles, skates, rollerblades, skateboards, etc… Basically anything without a motor (officially marked means of transportation for those with disabilities excepted). Of course, walking is a great way to participate.

  • Entertainment for the entire family at hubs along the route.

  • Explore local businesses and services. Try a new restaurant. Explore a new retail store. Find a business service that suits your needs.

  • Consider local transit when getting around. Metro and LB Transit will be great ways to get to the event without having to deal with the stress of driving and parking.

Beach Streets - Downtown

Beach_Streets_downtown_graphic March 19th, 2016 - 10:00AM - 5:00PM

 

Downtown Photo Gallery

Beach Streets Downtown opens streets up for walking, bicycling, and socializing by temporarily closing thoroughfares to automobile traffic.

Known more generally as Open Streets events, similar events are now occurring across the world, and are a common way of pursuing innovative strategies to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals. The City of Long Beach, with funding from Metro, will use Beach Streets Downtown to showcase local neighborhoods, businesses, and parks, as well as local transit, health, and recreation options.

View Route Map Beach Streets opens Broadway, Pine Avenue, Linden Avenue, 1st Street, Cherry Avenue and 4th Street for walking, bicycling, and socializing by temporarily closing streets to vehicle traffic and giving the street back to the community.

  • Come and participate in an exciting local family-friendly event!

  • The event route is free of vehicular traffic

  • Acceptable modes of transportation along the route include: Bicycles, skates, rollerblades, skateboards, etc… Basically anything without a motor (officially marked means of transportation for those with disabilities excepted). Of course, walking is a great way to participate.

  • Entertainment for the entire family at hubs along the route including: Broadway between Redondo Ave. and Euclid Ave., Bixby Park, 4th St., 1st St. and Pine Ave. Please check beachstreets.com for additional activities.

  • Explore local businesses and services. Try a new restaurant. Explore a new retail store. Find a business service that suits your needs.

  • Consider local transit when getting around. Metro and LB Transit will be great ways to get to the event without having to deal with the stress of driving and parking.

Beach Streets - Uptown

Beach_Streets_uptown_graphicJune 6th, 2015 – 9:00AM - 4:00PM


Uptown Photo Gallery

Beach Streets Uptown opens streets up for walking, bicycling, and socializing by temporarily closing thoroughfares to automobile traffic.

Uptown Beach StreetsKnown more generally as Open Streets events, similar events are now occurring across the world, and are a common way of pursuing innovative strategies to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals. The City of Long Beach, with funding from Metro, will use Beach Streets Uptown to showcase local neighborhoods, businesses, and parks, as well as local transit, health, and recreation options.

BeachStreets_Uptown_map_4_29_15 The route will feature Atlantic Ave., from Wardlow Rd. to Houghton Park, and is an invitation to reimagine how we use our streets.

There are several key ways the City hopes to use Beach Streets as in invitation to think differently about our streets. “Beach Streets” is an invitation to:


  • Consider local transit when getting around. Metro and LB Transit will be great ways to get to the event without having to deal with the stress of driving and parking.

  • Explore local businesses and services. Try a new restaurant; explore a new retail store; find a business service that suits your needs.

  • Learn about local healthy eating and recreation options via our Health Department and Parks Department.

  • Walk or bike farther than you’ve ever done so before. The event route is free of automobile traffic, and bicycle and pedestrian access to the event will be provided to and from the L.A. River and the Metro Blue Line via temporary separated bike lanes on Wardlow Rd




Beach Streets - Grand Prix View

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April 7, 2015 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

April 5, 2016 – 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

March 28, 2017 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Don’t miss your chance to see the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race track just like the drivers do, on the very course itself!

04-18-13-Grand-Prix-View-1The City of Long Beach in cooperation with the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach invite you to ride a bike, glide on inline skates, walk or jog while experiencing the turns, tire tracks and sights all at your own pace! No motorized vehicles; no animals allowed except service animals. Participants must stay within the coned area on the race track.

The 1.5-mile, 6-turn circuit encircles the Long Beach Convention Center and runs down scenic Shoreline Drive and Seaside Way. Access to the track will be available at designated entry points.

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