Safe Streets Long Beach Action Plan
The Safe Streets Long Beach initiative aims to eliminate traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by 2026. To meet this 2026 goal, which was approved by the Long Beach City Council in 2016, the City has developed the Safe Streets LB Action Plan. Through data analysis, community input, and best practice research, the Action Plan will set Long Beach on a clear path to eliminating traffic-related deaths and serious injuries Citywide. Look for additional information and the Safe Streets Long Beach Action Plan, which will be released in full in late 2019.
Upcoming Community Meetings
In the coming months, staff will conduct outreach and answer questions regarding Safe Streets LB at community meetings across the City. Confirmed meetings include:
Wednesday September 18, 2019 at 6pm
Bixby Park Community Center (130 Cherry Ave. Long Beach, 90803)
Thursday September 26, 2019 at 6:30pm
West Long Beach Association Monthly Meeting
Silverado Park (1545 W 31st St, Long Beach, 90810)
Wednesday October 2, 2019 at 6:30pm
AOC7 Neighborhood Group Monthly Meeting
Gamboa Community Theater (1323 Gundry Ave, Long Beach, 90813)
September/October (Date TBD)
Rose Park Neighborhood Association Meeting
The Safe Streets LB Action Plan will propose a series of Keystone Actions to move Long Beach towards zero traffic deaths and serious injuries. These actions are a first step toward making our streets safer for everyone.
- Keystone Action #1: Dedicate Resources to Vision Zero
- Keystone Action #2: Lower Vehicle Speeds
- Keystone Action #3: Implement Best Practice Street Design
- Keystone Action #4: Expand Multimodal Safety Education Campaign
- Keystone Action #5: Collect Better Data to Make Better Decisions
- Keystone Action #6: Prioritize Road Safety Investments through an Equity Lens
- Keystone Action #7: Examine City Processes and Forge Partnerships at the Local, Regional and State Level to Support Safe Streets Implementation.
More information regarding event outreach and listening sessions.
Our data shows that collisions are most frequently caused by motorists and motorcyclists that drive “too fast for conditions.” Because higher speeds increase both the risk of a collision and the likelihood of serious injury or death, reducing the speed at which motorists travel is essential to creating safer streets. The human body cannot withstand high speed collisions with vehicles and chances of dying from impact by a vehicle greatly increases as vehicle speed increases. Proven methods to reduce speeding include narrowing or repurposing vehicle lanes and increasing enforcement.
Vulnerable Road Users
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