America's Most Bike Friendly City Moves Forward
Long Beach is making great progress in cementing its reputation as America's Most Bike Friendly City. We continue to build new bike infrastructure, we are investing in bike safety education in our schools, and planning for a city that prioritizes people and mobility, not just cars. I wanted to provide some bike updates:
Largest Bike Friendly Business Program in Nation
More than 145 businesses throughout Long Beach are now participating in what has become the largest bicyclist discount program in the country. Every Saturday, these businesses offer 15% to 20% discounts on restaurant tabs and shopping. Click here for a full list.
Planning For North/South Bike Boulevard
Our City Bike Team has already begun planning and community meetings for what will be the most ambitious bike infrastructure project we have attempted in Long Beach. The new north/south bike boulevard will connect Long Beach from Downtown all the way to Northtown. I have attended a few community meetings where we have discussed this great new project. Watch your email inbox for future meeting invites on this great new project.
Pacific Avenue Sharrows & Bike Lane
Pacific Avenue from Ocean to Pacific Coast Highway will soon be receiving new Bike Sharrows and a Bike Lane. Our bike team has been attending community meetings in Downtown and meeting with residents and business owners. The next presentation on this new project is tonight at the Historic Old Pine Avenue Business meeting at 7pm at the office of Long Beach Cinematheque, 737 Pine Avenue #203.
San Gabriel River Trail Resurfacing Starts Monday
The San Gabriel River Trail will be resurfaced over the next two weeks as we prepare for the Bike Tour of Long Beach. For those of us that enjoy this ride, this is exciting news that will enhance the riding experience.
Thanks again for all of your support as we make Long Beach a healthier and more sustainable city