City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
The City of Long Beach is looking for volunteers to assist with tallying the number of bicyclists and pedestrians across key intersections in Long Beach and to make observations on how people are using roadways. The data collected through this annual activity helps the City determine the effectiveness of infrastructure projects and provides staff with key information for designing new projects.
“The City’s annual bike and pedestrian count is important to make the best decisions possible when it comes to our infrastructure and safety,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “I encourage our residents to assist in this effort and to be involved in the process of improving Long Beach.”
Bike and pedestrian counts are expected to take place at the following intersections:
The count will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. on 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 17; and from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 20; the day and timeslot depends on the location. More information is available at http://www.longbeach.gov/goactivelb/programs/annual-bicycle-and-pedestrian-count/. Additional locations could be added if enough volunteers are available.
Over the past year, the City of Long Beach added over 15 miles of bike lanes, closed significant gaps in the bikeway network and constructed pedestrian improvements like enhanced crosswalks and reconstructed sidewalks. The City plans to use data from the bike and pedestrian count as a tool to guide design for future transportation projects.
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.
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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