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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“Car Culture Is Not Promoting Life”: Video Footage Shows Car Speeding Toward 22-Year-Old Bicyclist Frederick “Woon” Frazier Before Being Killed

by    in Streets & Urban Design
We will be having a free forum on getting home safely, pedestrian and bicyclist deaths, and how we can make our streets safer for everyone. With experts and advocates invited as part of our free Emphasize talk series, our next event will be...
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After Driver Slams into Group of Bicyclists Mourning Hit-and-Run Death of 22-Year-Old, the Need for Discussion on Getting Home Safely Amps Up

by    in Longbeachize
We will be having a free forum on getting home safely, pedestrian and bicyclist deaths, and how we can make our streets safer for everyone. With experts and advocates invited as part of our free Emphasize talk series, our next event will...
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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

by    in Opinion, Streets & Urban Design
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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The (Classist, Racist) History of Jaywalking—And Why Policing It Should Stop

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Love history? Click here for our full archives on the matter. **** Editor’s note: this article was updated on March 11, 2018, to reflect the case  Johnnie Jermaine Rush. There’s more to the word and law behind “jaywalking” than meets...
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Draft Plans Revealed for Revialization of Long Beach Stretch of LA River (Bridge Parks and Floating Boardwalks Included)

by    in Parks & Public Real Estate, Streets & Urban Design
Renderings courtesy of Tetra Tech and Perkins+Will. The revitalization of the Los Angeles River is moving forward as, following its creation by State Assemblymember Anthony Rendon nearly two years ago, the Lower LA River Working Group has compiled a draft...
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Long Beach, Stop Screaming at What You Don’t Know—This Is Actually a Really Great Intersection

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Above: the new roundabout at 6th and Park. This, Long Beach, is a really great intersection at 6th and Park, appropriate for the neighborhood its in. It really wasn’t news for me. They’ve been doing this already—Vista and Ximeno...
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710 Project Releases REIR; Proposal Creates Further Ped/Bike Danger for West & North Long Beach

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Photos by Brian Addison. Above: a man bikes east on Anaheim St. above the 710. I love West and North Long Beach. For me, they are the forgotten neighborhoods, places that easily fall into the fray of pollution, inequity,...
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Long Beach’s Broadway Corridor to Get Protected Bike Lanes, Expanded Sidewalks, More

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Photo by Brian Addison. Much to the applause of urbanists and lovers of streets, Mayor Robert Garcia and the Long Beach’s Public Works Departments came out with great news at today’s Broadway Visioning Forum: the in-dire-need-of-love Broadway Corridor will...
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After Plans Put on Shelves, Talks Return to Fix Long Beach’s Broadway Corridor

by    in Parks & Public Real Estate, Streets & Urban Design
Oh thank the gods, Long Beach is deciding to return the talks back to focusing on the rundown Broadway corridor, a street in dire need of better sidewalks, road repairs, and a desperate need to slow down traffic that...
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