BIXBY ROAD BIKE LANE
The Bixby Road Bike Lane includes striping, signage, and bike lane pavement markings along Bixby Road from Country Club Drive to Cherry Avenue.
Long Beach: No. 1 Green Fleet
One of America's greenest fleets of City-owned vehicles, the City of Long Beach's low emissions, alternative fuel approach won the City the US Department of Energy's Green Fleet Award as the number one greenest fleet in North America. The City has over 250 alternative fuel vehicles, including CNG, electric, hybrid, LNG, biodiesel, and propane powered vehicles. Recently, four City Priuses were outfitted with plug-in technology that allows these vehicles to get upwards of 100 mpg.
PORT OF LONG BEACH CLEAN TRUCKS PROGRAM
The most ambitious anti-pollution program ever developed at a global seaport, the Clean Trucks Program, kicked off at the Port of Long Beach in 2008. Old, dirty trucks built before 1989 were banned from Port terminals and by 2012, only EPA-certified 2007 trucks or better will be allowed at Port terminals, reducing pollution by an overall 80 percent from 2008 levels.
MOST BICYCLING-FRIENDLY CITY IN THE U.S.
Long Beach is making great strides to become the most bicycle-friendly city in the U.S. by installing 400 bike racks, additional bike routes and signage, conducting a citywide bicycle count to guide its efforts to improve bicycle infrastructure and riding conditions, receiving numerous bicycle-related grants valued at over $10 million for bike planning and improvements and partnering with Tony Cruz, a professional cyclist and Long Beach's own Bike Ambassador.
LONG BEACH TRANSIT
Long Beach Transit has taken an active role in reducing their carbon footprint by retrofitting their buses with particulate traps to further reduce emissions from their already clean burning gasoline buses. They have also begun replacing older diesel buses with new hybrid technology "E-Power" buses, which are the first hybrid gasoline-electric buses to be introduced into regular transit service in the world.
BIKESTATION LONG BEACH
The first facility of its kind in the U.S., Bikestation Long Beach is strategically located on the First Street Transit Mall, a nexus for light rail, buses, bicyclists, pedestrians, and a local shuttle that services neighborhoods and key attractions. Bikestation also partners with the City of Long Beach for City Bike Share, which provides free bikes to city employees providing a green, healthy form of transportation to downtown locations.