- Annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Count - Since 2008, the Annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Count has consistently recorded bicycle and pedestrian volumes throughout Long Beach. City planners and engineers rely on the count data, which is collected by volunteers, to make informed decisions about the City’s transportation network. Counts are conducted before and after new infrastructure projects are constructed to determine the effectiveness and popularity of specific types of bikeways. Bike count data is also used to supplement safety statistics and have enabled the City to engage in targeted public safety campaigns. To volunteer for the Count, check for updates on Bikelongbeach.org in early October.
- Beach Streets –Beach Streets events encourage walking, bicycling, running, and skating by temporarily closing the road to automobile traffic. The “open streets event” concept began in Bogota, Columbia and similar events have since been hosted in cities throughout the world. Long Beach held its first Beach Streets event in 2015 and has since held others due to overwhelming demand. Beyond its focus on active transportation, Beach Streets is also a great way for residents and visitors to discover Long Beach’s unique neighborhoods and explore local businesses. For information on the next Beach Streets event, please visit BeachStreets.com.
- Bike Rack Requests – Request a bike rack! The City of Long Beach provides complimentary sidewalk bike racks for the public to help promote the local economy. Anyone can request a complimentary bike rack for a business by filling out a request form. Our staff completes bike rack site visits on an ongoing, quarterly basis and will attempt to contact the business to verify the location is acceptable, if possible. View the catalog of available bike racks and fill out a request form.
- Bike Share - Launched in March of 2016, the Long Beach Bike Share network enables visitors and residents to rent bikes from conveniently located hubs, enabling users to reach key destinations throughout the City by bike. Bike share members can pay per ride or sign up for monthly memberships through the bike share website or mobile app. The bike share hubs are located throughout the City including at the Aquarium of the Pacific, Belmont Pier, Cal State Long Beach, and multiple Blue Line stations. Upon reaching your destination, the GPS-enabled bikes can be locked to any hub or public bike rack. Phase I of the bike share network will have 500 total bikes and over 80 hubs once complete in 2017. For more information or to sign up for Long Beach Bike Share, please visit LongBeachBikeShare.com or download the mobile app.
- Bikeways – The City of Long beach has invested tremendously in biking infrastructure over the last few years and will continue to expand upon its network in the years to come. Below are a few types of bikeways you can find in the City:
- Bike Path (Class I) – Separated, off-street bike paths dedicated exclusively to bike and pedestrian traffic.
- Bike Lane (Class II) – A lane marked exclusively for bike travel on roadways.
- Bike Route (Class III) – Bike riders and motorists share the roadway, usually designated by signage.
- Cycle Track – Physically separated bike lanes that provide a buffer – an actual curb – between cyclists and car traffic.
- Bike Boulevard – Shared route that manages traffic volumes and speeds to improve safety and comfort for bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Sharrows – A shared-use arrow (or “sharrow”) is placed on a bike route or bike boulevard to show the suggested path of travel for bicyclists
View a map of the City’s bikeways
Download the Official Long Beach Bike Map
Download the complete Bicycle Master Plan.
(please note: this is a 67 MB file and may take a few minutes to download).
- EZcommuteLB – EZcommuteLB is a web-based platform that allows Long Beach residents and employees to make better informed transportation decisions. Users have access to multi-modal trip planning and can easily find and join available carpools in their area. Commuters can log their daily trips with a click of a button and may earn various rewards and incentives by tracking their trips on the network leaderboard. Employers can use EZcommuteLB to manage their company’s commute reduction programs through features such as points programs, raffles, and surveys. To sign up, please visit EZcommuteLB.com. Employers interested in utilizing the EZCommuteLB platform to develop their company’s commute reduction program, please email Rachel Junken, Transportation Planner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- EZparkLB – Do you need help finding parking in the City of Long Beach? Well have no fear - the City’s new parking app, EZparkLB, is here! EZparkLB identifies available garage, lot and street parking throughout Long Beach and, in most cases, provides real-time capacity. The app offers detailed information on parking garages and lots, allowing users to view facilities and sort by pricing, payment options, hours of operations, amenities and more. EZparkLB offers parking options based on user location or by searchable destinations and landmarks. Additional EZparkLB features include:
• Turn-by-turn navigation to direct people to open parking spaces
• Find-My-Car feature to provide directions back to a vehicle
• Timer and alarm to alert people when their meter is about to expire
• Photos of available parking locations
• Share feature sends selected people parking locations to make meeting easy
To learn more visit EZparkLB.com.
- General Plan Mobility Element – The Mobility Element of the Long Beach General Plan, adopted in 2013, addresses the future of all modes of travel, including walking, bicycling, transit, and driving. The Mobility Element serves as a 20-year guide for future decision-making by establishing a vision with goals, strategies and policies to outline the structure of the City's existing and ensuing multimodal transportation network. More than just improving mobility, the plan lays out a vision to enhance the quality of life for today's generation, as well as generations to come. To read the Mobility Element, please view the LBDS Mobility Element page.