Long Beach Long Beach bikeways
Whether you call them bikeways, bike paths or bike routes if you want to cycle around the city then you’ll need to learn where all the bike lanes lead in Long Beach. This archive follows avid cyclist Peter Dopulos as he maps the bike lanes one route at time. A new route will be reviewed each week.
Ride Type: Commuter
Long Beach Bikeway 17 is a commuter route that connects uptown to downtown, largely by traveling along Orange Avenue as it turns into Alamitos Avenue and then Shoreline Drive, eventually crossing over the Queens Way Bridge.
Ride Type: Commuter, Recreational, Family (partial)
Long Beach Bikeway 10 is a spectacular ride that connects the residential east side of the city to its urban city center by way of posh Belmont Heights neighborhood and the East Village, before finishing as an urban loop along the city’s bike boulevards.
Ride Type: Recreational, Commuter, Family-friendly, Training
Long Beach Bikeway Route 7
Long Beach Bikeway Route 7, also known as a the Los Angeles River Trail, is an excellent, all-rounder effort, perfect for commuters traveling to downtown, cyclists looking for a workout and recreational rides, all the while being safe enough for a family outing.
Ride Type: Recreational (experienced), Commuter
Long Beach Bikeway 4 travels primarily along Second Street as it passes through busy Belmont Shore. This route famously, or infamously depending on you point of view, was the first stretch to get green paint and sharrows on the roadway, indicating bikes had a right to take up the whole lane.
Ride Type: Recreational, Family-friendly
This ride offers beaches, a lighthouse, an aquarium, floating palaces, shopping and dining – what more could you want! Long Beach Bikeway Route 2 is a wonderful set of paths that connects some of Long Beach’s most famous and attractive landmarks while remaining primarily car-free.
About two years ago the City of Long Beach set out to become the most bike-friendly city in America. Among the many bicycle improvements implemented to encourage citizens to travel by two wheels instead of four were miles of painted bike lanes, sharrows, bike boulevards and funky bike racks and corrals.
The nation’s first Bike-Friendly Business Districts were launched Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in Long Beach, to encourage merchants and customers to benefit from choosing bikes, not cars, for short trips.
The Bike-Friendly Business Districts operate under the premise that businesses are looking for ways to reach and retain customers, and customers are looking for ways to shop, dine, and run errands as conveniently and pleasurably as possible.
The Downtown Separated Bikewanes grand opening and celebration will be held Saturday, April 23, 2011 on The Promenade at Broadway & 3rd Street.
Construction was recently completed on more than two miles of separated bike lanes going east on Broadway and west on 3rd Street, between Alamitos Avenue and Golden Avenue.
Long Beach will soon become the first Southern California city to have separated bikeways in its downtown area, designed to help cyclists and vehicles share the road more safely.
Construction on more than two miles of separated bike lanes on Broadway (heading east) and 3rd Street (heading west), between Alamitos Avenue and Golden Avenue, is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 31, 2011.
Long Beach Bikeway Route 4 is perhaps our most famous Bikeway, what with all the attention to the sharrows, heavy traffic, and arguments over the best way to alleviate traffic in what must be the densest (I mean that in the nicest way) part of town.