New bike path to open along Port of Long Beach’s Pier J

A new bike and pedestrian pathway traveling past the Queen Mary along Harbor Scenic Drive will officially open May 23, the Port of Long Beach announced Thursday.

The new Pier J Bike & Pedestrian Path will connect to the existing bike lanes that ended just south of the Queensway Bridge. It will now extend south of the Queen Mary on the port’s Pier J where new restrooms and observation platforms have been installed.

The observation points look out onto Downtown and the bluffs running along the city’s shoreline.

A map of the new Pier J Bike & Pedestrian Path. Photo courtesy of Port of Long Beach

Long Beach Public Works and the port built the path, which was funded through dollars provided by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, Caltrans, the California Transportation Commission and the Port of Long Beach.

While the path is currently open, city and port officials are holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 23 at the Pier J “fishing spot” near the southern end of the newly opened path.

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Jason Ruiz has been covering City Hall for the Post for nearly a decade. A Long Beach resident, Ruiz graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in journalism. He and his wife Kristina and, most importantly, their dog Mango, live in Long Beach. He is a particularly avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the UCLA Bruins, which is why he sometimes comes to work after the weekend in a grumpy mood.