Urban Bike Case Study

The city of Long Beach, Calif., will be holding a mobility tour and case study of its bike program May 4.

In 2007, the city committed itself to becoming the most bike-friendly urban city in the nation.

Recent achievements include:

• The introduction of bike sharrows

• A bike boulevard (first in Southern California)

• Bike corrals

• A cycle track

• Traffic calming strategies

• A new central bike station

• Dedicated class-one bike lanes downtown.

The city has successfully leveraged over $17 million in funding to encourage bicycle mobility efforts.

On May 4, a panel will explore the strategies Long Beach has implemented, how it can serve as a model for urban cities across the United States,and how it affects the built environment.

The meeting will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Promenade Phantom Galleries Space, 170 N. Promenade, Long Beach.

To register, go to http://bit.ly/gx3NBX

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