City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA - Every October, volunteers and City employees work together to tally the number of bicyclists, pedestrians and electric scooter riders across key intersections in Long Beach. Once again, the City of Long Beach is looking for volunteers to assist with counts and make observations regarding how people are using roadways and other infrastructure.
“We’ve seen more walkers, bikers and electric scooter users than ever before — and we want even more folks to get out there and use sustainable modes of transportation,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “To do that, we need volunteers to help us get an accurate count of who’s already using these modes of transportation so we can plan for what comes next.”
Accurate count data helps the City determine the safety and effectiveness of existing infrastructure and provides staff with key information for designing new projects. The more volunteers who join the effort, the more locations the City can analyze.
Volunteers must sign-up online and will receive bike and pedestrian count forms and instructions electronically or by mail, based on personal preference. The completed count forms can be scanned and returned via email or returned by mail.
Volunteers also must be available to participate in the count at one or more of the following times:
Walking, bike and e-scooter use has noticeably increased over the past five years, especially during the pandemic as individuals rely more on physically-distanced outdoor activities. A spike in bicycle ridership was seen nationwide in 2020, with local ridership up an estimated 60% that year alone.
This Long Beach Bike and Pedestrian Count is one of the longest-running such counts in the country, and organizers say its yearly success has been dependent on the help of dedicated volunteers.
For more information, visit www.longbeach.gov/goactivelb/programs/annual-bicycle-and-pedestrian-count/.
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health and Human Services; Parks, Recreation and Marine; Development Services; Public Works and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, 12 libraries, five golf courses, 169 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths and a Bike Share program.
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About Public Works
The Long Beach Public Works Department strives to operate, preserve, and enhance the City's physical infrastructure and transportation systems. The Department provides a variety of community services including the repair, rehabilitation and general upkeep of City streets, trees, sidewalks, and City structures. Public Works also provides emergency support services throughout the City. Visit us at www.longbeach.gov/pw, "Like" us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.