An Emerging Bike Friendly City

With a rapidly progressing bike infrastructure program, the city of Long Beach, California, is edging its way to becoming one of the country's most bike-friendly cities.
January 29, 2010, 8am PST | Nate Berg
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Green-painted bike sharrows have been added to one of the city's busiest streets, and more are expected to come.

"At a time when cities are cutting expenses across the board, Long Beach has raised $17 million in state and federal grants to improve its bike system through traffic improvements, education and bike share programs. In the next six months, the city will be resurfacing 20 miles of streets to include new bike lanes, part of a plan that includes painting and paving more than 100 miles of bike infrastructure.

In spring, the city hopes to install traffic circles on less-traveled streets parallel to thoroughfares and designate them 'bike boulevards' -- preferred routes for cyclists."

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Published on Thursday, January 28, 2010 in Los Angeles Times
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