Category: In the News


Bike the Racetrack: Grand Prix View

30th March

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is opening up its track to the public on Tuesday, April 5, from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm. For the fourth annual “Grand Prix View,” the community is invited to walk, bike, roller skate or even push a stroller along the course where the world’s best IndyCar drivers will scream at over 180 mph the following week. No motorized vehicles allowed; animals are not permitted with the exception of service animals.

“Coming on the heels of Beach Streets Downtown, this free event is another great opportunity to get some exercise and socialize with friends and co-workers,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “The added benefit is experiencing the race track from the perspective of some of the pre-eminent race car drivers in the world.”

The entrance point for the public to access the track is at Hart … Read More »



Long Beach named on of top 10 places to live if you are under 35

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27th December

The online publication “Vocativ,” which bills itself as “coupling the power of cutting-edge technology with a take-no-prisoners attitude toward news gathering and story telling…to engage with the digital generation” has just published their list of top 50 places for people under 35 to live. 

 

And Long Beach breaks into the top 10 at number 8.  It is the only Southern Calif City to be in the top 10 and joins the ranks of Portland, Austin, San Francisco and Seattle. 

 

And of course…one of the big differentiators is our bike friendly culture.  We are rated #3 from a bike perspective.

 

So when you are asked…why is being bike friendly important??? It’s not just about the bike…it’s about making Long Beach one of the top places in the country to live. And bicycling is a big part of that draw.

 

Read more on the Long Beach Post about … Read More »



Los Cerritos Channel Bike Path Closed for 6 to 8 Weeks

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21st June

The bike path on the west side of the Los Cerritos Channel between 7th Street and Anaheim will be closed for the next 6 to 8 weeks.  Note..this is not the San Gabriel River Trail…

 


The reason for the closure is so that LA County can drill a series of monitoring wells that are necessary for the protection of the LA Basin water supply. The wells are designed to detect salt water encroachment from the seaward side of the coast into the LA basin fresh water aquifers.

 

We requested that the contractor conduct the work over the summer so that the bike path would not be closed during the school year, as this path is widely used by students attending Hill Middle School.



Long Beach…Bike Friendly and the Safest Too

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24th December

Two great articles on Long Beach Bike Safety Campaign in the Long Beach Post and on Streets Blog.

Brian Addison has done a great job of outlining the key elements of the Long Beach Share our Streets campaign in two articles; one in the Long Beach Post and the second in Streets Blog. If you have not seen the articles..in particular the one in Streets Blog  we recommend you check them out.

Here  is some of what Brian had to say…

The analysis of these crashes over the past 10 years by Bike Long Beach prove fascinating. According to the numbers, 45% of bike-related crashes are caused by error on behalf of the cyclist, with 35% due to a motorist, and the other 20% undetermined. And the vast majority of these crashes, somewhere around 80%, are due to five main causes:

Cyclist riding on … Read More »



Share our Streets Press Release

19th December

‘Share Our Streets’ Bicycle Safety
Campaign Rolls Throughout City and Web

A comprehensive safety outreach campaign encouraging motorists and bicyclists to “Share Our Streets” is under way throughout Long Beach and on the Web. The campaign’s critical safety message is that most bicycle-related accidents could be prevented if bicyclists and motorists would follow five safe-riding and driving practices.

“The goal of the Share Our Streets campaign is to educate motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians the rules of the road and encourage everyone to behave safely and predictably,” Mayor Bob Foster said. “It is especially important for bicyclists to be visible when riding with traffic, and for motorists to use extra caution when approaching driveways and making turns at intersections.”

The campaign features a wide variety of multimedia and outdoor components, including street banners; advertisements in local publications; public transit posters; Public Safety Announcements (PSA) … Read More »



Why We Need Bike Friendly Business Districts

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1st October

Momentum Magazine takes a look at Long Beach’s Bike Friendly Business District program-which is North America’s first program where business owners, employees, and customers are incentivized to utilize bicycles.

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Long Beach Bike Share Program a Two-Wheel Revolution

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24th August

The Long Beach Press Telegram reports on the city council approval of a citywide bikeshare program that will bring 2,500 bikes and 250 kiosks to Long Beach. At a cost of $12 million, the project is 100% privately funded by BikeNation, who will manufacture all the bikes and kiosks domestically.

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Full Steam Ahead For Bixby Knolls

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15th August

The Long Beach Business Journal highlights the wildly successful Kidical Mass program launched in Bixby Knolls. The event drew over 300 kids (and their parents) to Bixby Knolls to learn about bicycle safety and conducting tune-ups. 

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LB Makes Top 20 Bike Friendly Cities

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14th August

The August 2012 issue of Bicycling magazine ranked Long Beach the 19th most Bike Friendly city in the Country. Downtown’s separated bikeways and Bikestation-the country’s first bike commuter station-are part of what got Long Beach in the top 20 this year.

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Is Long Beach Bike Town, USA?

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6th June

Is Long Beach transforming into Bike Town, USA? The June 2012 issue of OC Weekly explores the civic and community leadership that is helping the city reach its goal as becoming the ‘most bike friendly city in the nation.’

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