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Frequently Asked Questions

  • ADA Curb Ramps

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramp Program was established to ensure the City of Long Beach provides adequate pedestrian entrance points–that is feasible for all. The goal of this program is to provide safer and easier access for pedestrians with mobility disabilities. To learn more about this program and its requirements, view PDF.

  • Citywide Pavement Prioritization

    Citywide pavement prioritization is based on the results of the Pavement Management Plan (PMP) Report. The PMP is a three-step planning process for repairs and improvements to our streets in a cost effective manner. For more information on the PMP and how streets are prioritized for repairs, view PDF.

  • Coastal Tree Maintenance Program

    The Coastal Tree Maintenance Program is to ensure that all tree trimming and removal(s), within the Coastal Zone, are conducted in an environmentally friendly manner—which includes abiding by Federal and State laws. These regulations are in place to protect coastal zone trees and their habitats. To learn more about trees in the Coastal Zone, view the PDF.

  • Preferential Parking Districts

    Preferential Parking Districts are established to alleviate certain parking problems in residential areas. These districts limit the length of time vehicles may be parked on-street, unless a valid permit is displayed. To learn more about preferential parking districts and whether or not your neighborhood qualifies, view PDF.

  • Speed Limits

    Many people believe that lowering a speed limit is an easy way to stop speeding, this isn’t always the case. Speed limits are established based on analysis of roadway conditions, collision records and a sampling of prevailing speed of traffic. To learn more about speed limit guidelines, view PDF.

  • Stop Signs

    Most people think that stop signs help slow down speeders, however it commonly has the opposite effect, as motorists speed up to make up for “lost” time. Like traffic signals, stop signs help motorists decide who has the right-of-way at an intersection. View PDF to find more information on stop signs.

  • Traffic Calming

    Traffic calming is a term used to describe methods for slowing down traffic. Some examples include building a traffic circle, adding a median, or extending curbs into the street. For more information relating to traffic calming, view PDF.

  • Traffic Signals

    Traffic signals regulate traffic by alternating the right-of-way to vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians that are going in different directions through an intersection. Traffic signals cost a lot more than most people think and can lead to a lot of problems when unnecessarily installed. For more details on traffic signals and how the City determines whether one is justified or not, view PDF.

  • Wireless Telecommunication Facilities/Small Cell Sites

    Small cells are compact wireless telecommunication facilities established by wireless carriers to modernize their networks. Small cell installations are discreetly placed on existing infrastructure in the public right-of-way to enhance data capacity in highly-populated areas in our community. To learn more about small cells and its requirements, view PDF.