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BIKE BOULEVARDS   |  MAP  |   A bike boulevard is a street designed to privilege bicyclists.  Bike boulevards accommodate bicyclists and motorists in the same travel lanes to facilitate safe and convenient bicycle travel. They are low-volume streets that are optimized for bicyclists and pedestrians.  They typically provide connectivity among schools, parks and neighborhoods.  Street beautification is part of most bike boulevard programs…as a matter of fact in cities such as Portland they are called Greenways.  And finally they provide for safe pedestrian and bicycle crossing at intersections. 

Bike Boulevards have several key design elements.  These may include roundabouts, traffic circles, sharrows, traffic diverters (something that prohibits motorized vehicles  but allows bicyclists and pedestrians to continue down the street) and traffic signals.

The 1.5-mile “bike boulevard” on Vista Street was the first bike boulevard in Long Beach.  It extends from Temple Avenue to Nieto Avenue. The Vista project includes 6 traffic circles, 2 roundabouts, a new traffic signal, bike route identification and directional signage.

The boulevard also serves as a safe route for students from 4 area schools. In the first year, the number of children walking to school doubled and those biking to school tripled.

The number of children using the bike boulevard to walk to school doubled when we put in the roundabout at the corner of Park and Vista
















More than 14 additional miles of bike boulevards are funded and will be built in the near future. These include the Daisy Avenue Corridor Bike Boulevard that will extend from Ocean Boulevard on the south all the way to the northern boundary of the city, the 6th Street Bike Boulevard from Junipero Avenue to Bellflower Boulevard, and the 15th Street Bike Boulevard from Magnolia Avenue to Pacific Coast Highway.

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