Long Beach’s First Ever Beach Streets Uptown06-06-2015
Beach Streets Uptown opens streets up for walking, bicycling, and socializing by temporarily closing thoroughfares to automobile traffic. Known more generally as Open Streets events, similar events are now occurring across the world, and are a common way of pursuing innovative strategies to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals. The City of Long Beach, with funding from Metro, will use Beach Streets Uptown to showcase local neighborhoods, businesses, and parks, as well as local transit, health, and recreation options. The route will feature Atlantic Ave., from Wardlow Rd. to Houghton Park, and is an invitation to reimagine how we use our streets.
There are several key ways the City hopes to use Beach Streets as in invitation to think differently about our streets. “Beach Streets” is an invitation to:
- Consider local transit when getting around. Metro and LB Transit will be great ways to get to the event without having to deal with the stress of driving and parking.
- Bixby Knolls picExplore local businesses and services. Try a new restaurant; explore a new retail store; find a business service that suits your needs.
- Learn about local healthy eating and recreation options via our Health Department and Parks Department.
- Walk or bike farther than you’ve ever done so before. The event route is free of automobile traffic, and bicycle and pedestrian access to the event will be provided to and from the L.A. River and the Metro Blue Line via temporary separated bike lanes on Wardlow Rd.
For more information, visit http://www.beachstreets.com/events/beach-streets-uptown.