The event closed off several roads near Cal State Long Beach, from Atherton Street to Spring Street, where people walked, biked, skated, danced and socialized freely.
Streets will be closed to cars and any motorized vehicles near Cal State Long Beach on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow the public to walk, bike and socialize safely.
Beach Streets was back in Long Beach Saturday afternoon as residents enjoyed 2.5 miles of car-free road between Downtown and Wrigley on Pacific Ave.
The official date for the fifth annual Grand Prix View has been announced, where the public is invited to walk, bike, roller skate and enjoy the same track where the world’s best Indy Car drivers will speed through the following week.
Not only will the streets be closed to cars, but entertainment and activities for all Beach Streets Downtown goers will take over Broadway, as well.
Unicyclists, Razor scooterists, rollerbladers, pedestrians and more convened on Saturday to experience Long Beach’s first Open Streets event, where a three-mile stretch of Atlantic Ave. was closed off to automobiles to create the city’s own ciclovía.
Saturday’s Beach Streets Uptown is sure to be a fun-filled event, chock full of things to do, people to see, music to hear, places to eat and, of course, traffic-less streets to stroll or cycle through. So how can you keep track of all these activities without missing a beat during this historical first Open Streets affair for the city?
Not only will Beach Streets close down Atlantic Ave. for a day, but the Open Street event series will pave the way for cyclists, inline skaters, pedestrians and joggers to see the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach track up close and personally.