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Neighborhood Electric Vehicle

A Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) is a term used to identify speed-limited battery power electric vehicles capable of traveling 25-35 miles per hour. NEVs are restricted by law to not operate on roads with speed limits exceeding 35 mph. These speed restrictions, combined with a typical driving range of 30 miles per charge and a typical three-year battery durability, are required because of a lack of federally mandated safety equipment and features which NEVs can not accommodate because of their design. To satisfy requirements for operation on streets, NEVs are equipped with three-point seat belts, windshields and windshield wipers, running lights, headlights, break lights, reflectors, rear view mirrors, and turn signals. They must be licensed, and drivers must be licensed. Because airbags are not required, NEVs cannot travel on highways or freeways.

Map of prohibited streets

The following is a list of streets within Long Beach with posted speed limits of 40 mph or higher on which NEVs are prohibited to operate on.

Artesia Blvd. West City Limit Atlantic Ave. 40
Atherton St. Bellflower Blvd Easterly end of St 40
Bellflower Blvd. Del Amo Blvd. Spring St. 40
Bellflower Blvd. Abbeyfield St. St. University Dr. 40
Bloomfield Ave North City Limit South City Limit 40
Carson St. Orange Ave. City Limit E/O Cherry 40
Carson St. City Limit w/o Lakewood Clark Ave. 40
Carson St. Woodruff Ave. San Gabriel River 40
Cherry Ave. City Limit Wardlow Rd. 40
Clark Ave. Carson St. Los Coyotes Diag. 40
Del Almo Blvd. West City Limit Cherry Ave. 40
Lakewood Blvd. Del Amo Blvd. Traffic Circle 40
Los Coyotes Diag Carson St. Outer Traffic Circle 40
Norwalk Blvd. North City Limit South City Limit 40
Ocean Blvd. West City Limit Golden Ave. 45
Pacific Pl 405 / 710 Fwy Ramp Spring St. 40
Pacific Coast Highway West City Limit East City Limit 50
Queens Way Ocean Blvd Queensway Dr. 45
Redondo Ave. Spring St. 20th St. 40
Shoreline Dr. Shoemaker Bridge Alamitos 50
Spring St. Junipero Ave. East City Limit 40
Studebaker Rd. Los Coyotes Diag Westminster Ave. 40
Temple Ave. Spring St. Hathaway Ave. 40
Wardlow Rd. Delta Ave. Long Beach Blvd. 40
Willow St. Temple Ave. East City Limit 40
Woodruff Ave. Carson St. Willow St. 40
2nd St. E/o Naples Plaza County Line 40
7th St. Park Ave. Santiago Ave 40
7th St. P.C.H. East City Limit 40