Long Beach San Gabriel River
The Fourth of July can be a frightening time for animals, with the loud sounds of firecrackers and fireworks often sending pets scurrying out of the house or yard in search of security or shelter. Long Beach Animal Care Services reminds all animal owners that they can save themselves and their pets a tremendous amount of heartache and anxiety by following a few simple suggestions:
Volunteers will help monitor a population of green sea turtles. Photo by Claire Atkinson
The Aquarium of the Pacific has organized a citizen science project to monitor a population of green sea turtles living in the San Gabriel River in Long Beach.
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.
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.
Despite its age, the San Gabriel River bike path is popular with riders.
The San Gabriel River bike path, one of the most heavily used bike trail systems in the area and a vital link to the coastal environment, is being resurfaced. The City of Long Beach and the City of Seal Beach are funding the project, which is in both cities.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to award a construction contract for Phase 2 of the San Gabriel River Bicycle Trail Realignment, Supervisor Don Knabe announced last week.
Phase 2 of the project will realign and reconstruct 460 feet of the bike path just south of Del Amo Boulevard.
The Fourth of July can be a frightening time for animals, with the loud sounds of firecrackers and fireworks often sending pets scurrying out of the house or yard in search of security or shelter. The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services reminds all animal owners that they can save themselves and their pets a tremendous amount of heartache and anxiety by following a few simple suggestions:
I ride Long Beach Bikeway Route 65 often, usually as part of loop that takes me down Long Beach Bikeway 7 (LA River), along Bikeway 2 (the beach path), up Bikeway 65 and then return home on Bikeway Route 56.
However, no matter how you might end up on Bikeway 65, this is an excellent, bikes only, path.
Last week the City of Long Beach installed a new bike lane on Bixby Road. The Bixby Road Bike Lane includes striping, signage, and bike lane pavement markings along Bixby Road from Country Club Drive to Cherry Avenue.
This new bike lane connects Los Cerritos Park, Longfellow Elementary School, and Hughes Middle School, and passes through a portion of the Bixby Knolls’ commercial district on Atlantic Avenue.
Let me first start by saying I rode this route during the middle of the week, around 10 a.m., after the morning rush. With that in mind, if this route is the mostly highly trafficked road in our city, I would not be in the least bit surprised.