JULY 2020
Our Open Streets Initiative has launched, with 94 parklets currently installed citywide! We are excited to share the program details below, as well as some of our traffic safety plans in the works. As always, be sure to follow @GoActiveLB on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram , to stay informed of our activities around Long Beach. 
Neighborhood Open Streets
The Long Beach Open Streets Initiative includes the Neighborhood Open Streets program, which uses barricades on select residential streets to reduce cut-through traffic and encourage physically-distanced walking, biking, and skating in the roadway. Residents, emergency responders, and delivery drivers would still have 24-hour vehicle access to and from residences and on-street parking will remain unchanged. Click here for additional program info and how to suggest additional roadways.

Business Open Streets
The Long Beach Open Streets Initiative also provides restaurants and select businesses with temporary parklets and sidewalk space to create physically-distanced outdoor options. Businesses can click here to request these spaces, or 10-minute loading zone signs for their establishments at no cost. Check out our interactive Open Streets map to find a parklet near you!

Safe Streets Action Plan Adopted by City Council
The Safe Streets Long Beach Action Plan was adopted by City Council on July 14, 2020. The plan aims to eliminate traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by 2026. Through data analysis, community input, and best practice research, the Action Plan sets Long Beach on a clear path to eliminating traffic-related deaths and serious injuries Citywide through a series of engineering, education, and enforcement initiatives. For more information and to read the plan in full, click here

ATP Cycle 5 Project Outreach
The City of Long Beach is one of the most bike friendly cities in the country, but we still have a long way to go. This year, we have proposed four bicycle and pedestrian projects to be considered for state funding from Caltrans’ Active Transportation Program. Click here to learn more about these proposed projects and provide us with your feedback.


Long Beach BikeShare is Back!
To minimize the spread of COVID-19, on March 30, 2020, we temporarily suspended the City’s BikeShare program based on guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services (Health). Recognizing the importance of shared mobility as an affordable and accessible form of transportation for our community, our team worked with Health and the City Attorney’s Office to develop mandatory sanitation measures to be performed by both bike and scooter operators. To learn more about these new sanitation measures and the redeployment, click here .
Long Beach Department of Public Works
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