‘Beach Streets’ Ciclovía Set to Invade Central Long Beach on November 12

Photo by Brian Addison.

After DTLB saw over 50,000 bicyclists, walkers, skaters, and explorers invade the streets for the City of Long Beach’s second ciclovía on earlier this year in March, it seems like they can’t stop and won’t stop: the third Open Streets event will take place in Cambodia Town from 9AM to 3PM on November 12.

The 2.5-mile “Midtown” route—one significantly smaller than DTLB’s Beach Streets and probably with good cause: with the nearest Blue Line Station a mile away, pedestrians won’t have immediate access to the route and even the most aggressive of cyclists aren’t fans of riding on Anaheim with traffic—will stretch along Anaheim Street between MacArthur Park in Cambodia Town to Recreation Park at PCH on the Eastside.

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The coolest part about this Beach Streets? It highlights Cambodia Town, one of Long Beach’s most underrated and culturally rich areas given the Cambodian community here in Long Beach is a vibrant one, boasting the largest Cambodian population anywhere outside of Cambodia itself. Many of the Cambodians here are immigrants and it is not uncommon to hear stories of struggle and pasts engulfed in violence, as many witnessed the disastrous results of the Khmer Rouge (which prompted the creation of a memorial park for residents and visitors alike).

This will certainly be a Beach Streets unlike any other and, well… We can hardly wait.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food to politics to urban transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 12 nominations and an additional win for Best Political Commentary. Born in Big Bear, he has lived in Long Beach since college. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.
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