PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

6/11/2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 061119-3
Subject:
City of Long Beach Announces Upcoming Changes to Street Sweeping Along Broadway Corridor
Contact:
Alvin Papa
City Engineer
562.570.6386
Alvin.Papa@longbeach.gov




Today, the City of Long Beach announced the introduction of a pilot program that changes street sweeping service along the Broadway Corridor between Alamitos Avenue and Redondo Avenue. Beginning the week of July 8, 2019, street sweeping service will take place within the curbside bike lanes, eliminating the need for traditional street sweeping service and the inconvenience of having to move vehicles to accommodate the service.

This change to street sweeping service is anticipated to ease parking impacts in the area and allow vehicles to remain parked along Broadway while curbside street sweeping is being done.

“Residents will no longer have to move their cars twice a week on Broadway and lose valuable parking,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “And we are going to launch this program without compromising street cleanliness.”

In addition to the updated street sweeping operations, Public Works will reconfigure street striping in the Alamitos Beach neighborhood to increase diagonal parking stalls. Work is scheduled to begin in mid-June on Appleton Street between Alamitos Avenue and Junipero Avenue, adding 65 new diagonal parking stalls in the area.

“The goal of these changes is to ease some of the parking concerns raised by residents and businesses along this portion of the Broadway corridor,” said Second District Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce, who represents a large portion of the area. “Working with Public Works, we were able to identify new solutions to long-standing parking issues, and we thank the community for their input and patience during the recent street construction.”

“Residents and businesses benefit from both parking availability and clean streets. This pilot program is an opportunity to effectively manage both,” said Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price, who also represents part of the pilot area. “The City should continue to look for creative solutions like this and test them when appropriate.”

In 2017, Public Works unveiled a compact street sweeper capable of sweeping protected bike lanes and keep the City in compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) standards. And in 2018, more than 100 spaces were added on 1st and 2nd Streets in Alamitos Beach.

“It has long been a goal of the Public Works Department to identify opportunities to increase parking,” said Craig Beck, Director of Public Works. “We continue to look for locations in parking impacted areas where additional spaces can be added, or operations can be modified to lessen parking frustrations.”

As service rolls out in July, “No Parking – Street Sweeping” signage will be removed along the corridor. Until that time, it is important for those parking along the corridor be mindful of No Parking signage until the transition is complete.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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About Public Works

The Long Beach Public Works Department strives to operate, preserve, and enhance the City's physical infrastructure and transportation systems, as well as preserve the upkeep of the cityscape with a robust refuse and recycling service that serves more than 120,000 residential and commercial customers. The Department provides a variety of community services including the repair, rehabilitation and general upkeep of City streets, trees, sidewalks, and City structures. Public Works also provides emergency support services throughout the City. Visit us at http://www.longbeach.gov/pw/, "Like" us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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