Road work continues on massive overhaul of Broadway corridor in Long Beach

by    in Opinion, Streets & Urban Design
Photo by Brian Addison. Above: workers begin construction on Broadway at Falcon. Over a year after the announcement that the Broadway Corridor between Junipero and Alamitos Avenues would be receiving a massive and much-needed overhaul, work has formally begun...
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‘I Can’t Go Everywhere that I Thought I Could Go’: When Black and Brown Cyclists Need Safety from More than Traffic

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All photos by Sahra Sulaiman/Streetsblog L.A. Above: Slimm, 25, Los Ryderz member, at Ted Watkins Park in Watts.  “I knew where I was,” muses Slimm, the 25-year-old road captain from the Los Ryderz Bike Club regarding his fateful decision to roll past 65th on Broadway...
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The Highlight of the Broadway Project in Long Beach Isn’t More Parking—the Real Gem Is that We’re Getting an Entirely New Street

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Photo by Brian Addison I didn’t write about the City of Long Beach beginning on one of Long Beach’s biggest infrastructural projects—renovating and basically replacing one of Broadway’s most pedestrian-heavy stretches—because, well, I had already written about it. But...
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Proposal to Strip Junipero Bike Lane for Additional Parking Is Lacking in Imagination

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Photo by Allan Crawford When 2nd District Councilmember Jeannine Pearce took office, she was hearing the Parking Warriors very clearly: they wanted more spaces, dammit. And she said she would provide them. 100 to be exact. All within her...
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