During Wednesday night’s Bicycle Roundtable meeting several updates and announcements were made regarding the state of bike boulevards under construction, Long Beach Bike Share and more.
The League of American Bicyclists recognized 37 communities out of 50 applicants with Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) awards Thursday. Long Beach was designated a BFC with a Silver award.
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to offer bicycle and pedestrian safety workshops between January and September of next year, the city announced this week.
The region’s largest bicycle advocacy organization, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, is searching for a new executive director and the last call for applications is today.
Though The Bicycle Stand handles road bikes and fixies, its focus is unquestionably vintage rides—which is why West River Cycles, which recently opened up the street from Stand, is a welcome biking addition to Long Beach’s Bluff Heights neighborhood.
3rd St. needs a facelift for the safety of both cyclists and motorists.
The Metropolitan Transportation Agency’s (Metro) board has decided to fund only one of two proposed ciclovías in Long Beach despite both proposals being among the highest-ranking events seeking funding from the agency’s Open Street Program (OSP).
Now located in a busy retail intersection with more than four times the size of its previous incarnation, The Bicycle Stand—Long Beach’s only bicycle shop dedicated to ground-up restorations of classic steel-framed bikes—has a new, improved and bigger home. And it’s less than a half mile from where owners Evan Whitener and Nicole Maltz first turned their passion for vintage steeds into a business two and a half years ago.
Thousands of cyclists, including Long Beach local Tanya Timess, began the Lifecycle Ride To End AIDS this week, a seven-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles which raises awareness and money to fight the disease, snaking their way down the coast to support those affected in the bookend cities.