Long Beach residents will have the opportunity to voice their thoughts on how the city can best improve pedestrian access to Metro Blue Line stations during this Saturday’s monthly East Village “2nd Saturday Art Walk.”

The “Sidewalk Stories” interactive show-and-tell presentation is part of the city’s “Downtown and Transit-Oriented Development Pedestrian Master Plan” — funded through a grant provided by Metro. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 4PM and a concurrent exhibition of proposed improvement concepts will be held in the Altaway Way alley adjacent to the Hellada Art Center, located at 117 Linden Ave.

“Long Beach is committed to being safe and accessible for pedestrians, cyclists, and public transit commuters,” Mayor Robert Garcia said in a statement. “This event is a great opportunity for residents to participate in our efforts to improve connectivity, increase economic opportunities, and enhance quality of life in Long Beach,” he stated.

Officials say the plan will combine transit-friendly policies and guidelines to ensure best practices for pedestrian design and identify catalytic infrastructure projects.

For more information about the Sidewalk Stories event contact Ira Brown at 562.570.5972.

Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.