Long Beach Public Works and Development Services are currently conducting outreach for new bicycle facilities on Spring Street and Orange Avenue. The two facilities will form the “backbone” of the bike network, spanning the entire city from east to west, north to south, and connect many of the city’s existing bikeways. Expect to see city staff with project maps, asking for community input at upcoming events. Most recently, city engineers and planners were at the Beach Streets University event sharing the following preliminary conceptual renderings for the project and frequently asked questions:
Why is Spring Street being selected for bike improvements?
The proposed Spring Street Bikeway is part of a larger strategy to construct bikeways in the City as a result of the Bicycle Master Plan, adopted by City Council in February 2017. Routes selected were determined by community input received during plan … Read More »
The City of Long Beach Public Works Department was busy in 2016 expanding the City’s bike network and implementing traffic calming measures. Now that 2016 is over, here’s an update on the projects completed and grants awarded within the last twelve months:
Alamitos Avenue – Class II Buffered Bike Lanes
The Alamitos Avenue Road Diet was one of two projects in 2016 where the Traffic Engineering team was able to piggy-back on existing infrastructure construction to expand the bicycle network. In the case of Alamitos from 7th to PCH, a major utility undergrounding effort was taking place (notice there are no wires or utility poles in photos taken after the asphalt was poured). The striping plan was modified to swap the #2 vehicle lanes in each direction for a center left turn lane and buffered bike lanes.
Artesia Boulevard – Class IV Parking-Protected Bike … Read More »