Downtown and the Eastside each meet to promote Bicycling in Long Beach

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bike-racks-downtownLong Beach continues cycling its way towards becoming a more “bike-friendly” city. This month, residents can take part in two separate meetings to promote biking.

Volunteers will gather Downtown this weekend to find ways to add more bike racks. And, next week residents in the 5th and 4th districts are invited to the East Long Beach Bike and Mobility Meeting.

First District to Scout Locations for More Bike Racks Downtown

Join Councilmember Robert Garcia on Saturday, October 24 for the First District Bike Rack & Red Curb Survey. Downtown residents will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Birdcage Coffee House on 4th Street and Pacific Avenue.

Teams of community volunteers will assist city staff in looking for opportunities to reduce unnecessary red curbs, and to add new bike racks at local businesses to encourage bike riding. The less cars on the road, the better.

Bring your bike, or wear your walking shoes. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.

Anyone interested in helping out, should email or call the First District council office at (562) 570-6919.

Eastside Council Districts Host Long Beach Bike and Mobility Meeting

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell will host a meeting to review bicycling and mobility opportunities in East Long Beach next week. The councilmembers invite the public to attend the meeting and learn about bicycling activities and to make suggestions about where to increase opportunities.

“We want to make sure the public has a chance to learn what great things you can be doing on a bike over on the east side of Long Beach,” said Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske.

The City of Long Beach Bike and Mobility Coordinator, Charles Gandy, will be present along with Sumire Gant, Transportation and Programs Coordinator, to answer questions and provide information. There will also be a preview of some things to come in the next few months that will increase bicycling activities and opportunities.

“I hope people will join us in this discussion,” said Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell, who added, “There is no better way to see the city than from a bike.”

For more information people may contact the Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at 562-570-6932 or the Office of Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell at 562-570-6918.

The East Long Beach Bike and Mobility Meeting will take place Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Community Center.

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