Over the past five years, Long Beach has seen nearly 29,000 traffic-related crashes, nearly 700 of which resulted in a serious injury or fatality. These crashes have a significant negative impact on our community – but are preventable.
The goal of Safe Streets Long Beach is to eliminate serious and fatal crashes by the year 2026. We aim to achieve this by designing safer streets, educating roadway users on safe behaviors, and enforcing laws that contribute to a safe roadway. Information relating to crashes is analyzed to understand why and how they are occurring.
Input from the community is a vital part of our Safe Streets initiative and we will be asking for your ideas about how to make streets safer. All of this information will be used to create an action plan that defines a clear and achievable path for eliminating traffic-related serious injuries and fatalities, making Long Beach an even more livable city.
January 2019 UpdateCheck out the outreach summaries from our recent listening sessions and Story Bench Pop-ups.
Share Your Stories
Do you have a story about how traffic or street conditions have impacted your life or the life of someone you know? You will be able to record your story and make a pledge to ensure safer streets in Long Beach. Your stories will inform the City’s Safe Streets Action Plan. Go to www.here.la/streetstories to record your story in any language and send it directly to the Safe Streets team.
Map Your Safety Concerns and Ideas
Use our interactive map (en español tambien) to provide input related to locations within Long Beach’s street network you believe traffic or infrastructure conditions are unsafe or work well. Your valuable input will be used to inform the City’s Safe Streets Action Plan.