|News Release||City of Long Beach Public Information Office|
333 W. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #CM: 052113|
|Subject :||Residents Invited to Community Meeting on City’s Updated Mobility Plan, Wednesday, May 22|
|Contact :||Jacqueline Medina 562.570.3827|
|The City of Long Beach has released the Draft Mobility Element – a component of the City's General Plan that provides a 20-year vision and plan for how people, goods and resources should move throughout the City. The public is invited to a community meeting for a presentation on the Draft Mobility Element on Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 pm at the Miller Family Health Education Center, 3820 Cherry Ave. Attendees will be able to interact with City Staff and provide input.|
Replacing the City-adopted 1991 Transportation Element, the Draft Mobility Element takes a much more balanced approach to multiple modes of mobility. Goals, policies, and implementation measures in the updated Mobility Element are designed to create a balanced mobility system of complete streets that support and encourage all mobility users, regardless of age, ability, or choice of transportation – by foot, on bicycle, in a vehicle or using public transit.
"As Long Beach is already built-out City, we are re-imagining transportation in the City and looking at ways we can use our infrastructure more effectively – ensuring it serves those living and working in the City," Mayor Bob Foster said.
With a developed transportation network, limited opportunities exist for constructing new streets and acquiring additional right-of-way to widen streets and accommodate additional vehicles. As a result, the City is aiming future improvements at making the existing mobility network more efficient by encouraging other modes of transportation (primarily walking, bicycling, and public transit) and by using innovation and technology to improve the flow of traffic along its corridors.
Residents are encouraged to learn more about the Draft Mobility Element by attending the meeting or visiting www.lbds.info. For more information, contact Ira Brown, Department of Development Services, Planning Bureau, at 562.570.5972.
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