Workshop & Ride: Help Update LB’s Bicycle Master Plan

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bike master plan meetingsWant to help make Long Beach more livable and bike-friendly?  Participate in a Bicycle Master Plan Update community workshop being hosted in a neighborhood near you during the months of January, February, and March 2011. The Department of Public Works is completing an update of the City’s Bicycle Master Plan (BMP).

Since the adoption of the current Bicycle Master Plan in 2001, the City has been successful in completing and/or funding virtually all of the short-term projects identified within the BMP, including:

  • Bicycle Signage Program;
  • Bicycle Parking Program;
  • Bike Safety Awareness Program; and
  • Nine of ten identified priority bike lanes and routes.

Through Bicycle Master Plan workshops, community members will have the opportunity to both learn about and experience innovative bicycle facility treatments, including bike boulevards and sharrows, while participating in the planning of an innovative alternative transportation system that serves users of all ages and skill levels.

Five of the workshops will be held on Saturdays, and four will be held in the evening to provide options for interested residents as shown on the schedule below.

The Saturday workshops will be preceded by an optional neighborhood bike ride designed for cyclists of all skill levels. Concurrent with the Saturday workshops, a bicycle rodeo will be held for children where they can learn bike safety skills. Bike valet services will be available for the Saturday community workshops.

For more information, please contact Courtney Aguirre at 562.570.6667 or courtney.aguirre@longbeach.gov.

Community Meetings for Bicycle Master Plan

Saturday, January 22
Lowell Elementary School
5201 E. Broadway
Bike Ride
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Community Workshop
1:00 – 2:30 pm

Wednesday, February 9
First Congregational Church
241 Cedar Ave.
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Saturday, February 19
Silverado Park
1545 West 31st St.
Bike Ride
10:00 – 11:30 am
Community Workshop
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Thursday, February 24
Coolidge Park
352 E. Neece St.
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday, March 3
Los Altos Library
5614 E. Britton Dr.
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 5
El Dorado Park West Senior Center
2800 Studebaker Road
Bike Ride
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Community Workshop
2:30 – 4:00pm

Saturday, March 12
Expo Center (Bixby Knolls)
4321 Atlantic Ave.
Bike Ride
10:00 – 11:30 am
Community Workshop
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, March 19
Bixby Park
130 Cherry Ave.
Bike Ride
10:00 – 11:30am
Community Workshop
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesday, March 23
Mark Twain Library
1401 E. Anaheim St.
6:00 – 8:00 pm

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