Residents Give Input on City’s Master Bike Plan

Apr. 15, 2016 / By

Cyclists from all over Long Beach convened at the Manazar Gamboa Community Center Thursday to give their feedback on updating the city’s bicycling master plan, at an event called the ABC’s of Bicycling.

The Beach Bicycle Master Plan hasn’t been updated since 2001 and the information gathered at the event will be used to incorporate bike lanes, boulevards, and facilities among several proposed plans.

image-16-04-16-01-25Attendees were asked to determine Long Beach’s bike plan by placing stickers on various posters, such as one reading “what new programs would have the greatest impact on bicycling in Long Beach?”

Participants answered: school-based activities, incentive-based encouragement, family bicycling programs, and way-finding signage.

Bikeway projects that are currently in the works include the bike lanes on Alamitos Avenue, Artesia Boulevard and Bellflower Boulevard.

The open house event also provided giveaways, bike valet, safety checks and activities for children. Long Beach’s new Bike Share bicycles were available for the public to try out and for they can register for membership.

If you couldn’t attend the ABC’s of Bicycling, the event’s information will be available at other upcoming events such as the Green Prize Festival on April 30 and Bike Fest on May 7. You can also go here for more information.

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