Here's the scoop on the latest mobility news in Long Beach!
Fall has arrived, and we are preparing for the 13th Annual Bike and Pedestrian Count Event – taking place this month! In addition, we would like to share updates about our Open Streets Initiative, bike lanes, Go Long Beach App, and more. Be sure to follow @GoActiveLB on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, to stay informed of our latest activities around Long Beach.
2020 Bike and Pedestrian Count
Calling all volunteers! The 13th Annual Long Beach Bicycle and Pedestrian Count will be taking place on October 29th and November 1st. Every year, volunteers gather crucial data used by transportation planners and engineers to make decisions on projects and programs. Bicycle and pedestrian counts provide much needed insight on the effectiveness of infrastructure projects and travel behavior. If you are interested in volunteering for one, two, or three of the 2-hour time slots, sign-up here!
Obispo Avenue Bike Lanes
Have you ridden the new Class II bike lanes on Obispo Avenue between 10th Street and Pacific Coast Highway yet? This location is the latest addition to our expanding Long Beach Bikeway Network. Class II bike lanes are striped to provide improved visibility and clear separation from vehicular traffic. This new facility builds upon our already existing 200 miles of existing bikeways and connects bicyclists to the 15th Street Bicycle Boulevard, giving bicyclists more options for safe travel. Click here for bicycle safety tips.
Register Your Bike for Free Today
Did you know that Long Beach has a free bike registration program through 529 Garage? Here’s how it works: if your bike is registered on 529 Garage and is stolen, the 529 Garage community and Long Beach Police Department can use the photos and details you provided in your registration to help in recovering your bicycle. The 529 Garage community includes other bicyclists, universities, bike clubs and bike shops. It’s easy and completely free! Click here to register your bike today.
Parklets Extended Through December 31
The Open Streets Program has been successful in allowing over 115 local businesses to continue operating during COVID-19 by providing outdoor space for physically-distanced services. Due to it's success, the program has been extended through December 31, 2020! Click here to learn more.
New GO Long Beach App
The new and improved GO Long Beach App is now live! The app is compatible with both iPhone and Android devices allowing users to quickly submit requests for issues such as graffiti, potholes, and sign damage to the City 24/7. Notice a pothole in a bike lane or a damaged sidewalk? Simply, open the app, select an issue, take a picture and submit. You can track the status of your request and see other requests made throughout the City. The app is available in Spanish, Tagalog, and Khmer. Click here to learn more.
Virtual GoActiveLB Bike Class
Our next GoActiveLB virtual bike class will be happening on Nov. 19th at 11 am. This class will explore ways to accessorize and personalize your bike. To register: click here.