Note: the City has changed plans and will only include a ONE-WAY TRACK.
As the City invites the public to attend an open house regarding the area’s Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) on April 14—and we, as advocates, cheer that on—there is something just as cool—if not cooler because, even though we’re advocates, we like to bike—is coming attached to the event: a temporary cycle track on Anaheim St.
Stretching from Alamitos to MacArthur Park (where the event will be held on Thursday, April 14 from 5PM to 8PM), it will connect with the buffered lanes that have been installed on Alamitos at Gumbiner Park.
“I think it makes a statement for the City that they’re expanding their efforts to provide bike friendly facilities in all neighborhoods through this BMP effort,” said former City of Long Beach Transportation Programs Officer and Longbeachize Steering Committee Member Sumire Gant. “I’m excited!”
A bike valet will be provided by Danny Gamboa of Empact (and another Steering Committee member) while Tony Cruz will leading family rides on the track at 6PM and 7PM.
The ABC’s of Bicycling, an open house at MacArthur Park for the Long Beach Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) on Thursday, April 14 from 5PM to 8PM.