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8_20_10_lb.jpgThe Vista Bike Boulevard in Long Beach is Coming Along.  Photo: Allan Crawford
  • Rojas’ Interactive Workshop Steals the Show at LA Beyond Cars (LAist, The Source)
  • Regional Connector DEIR Almost Done (The Source)
  • Was Your Commute Messed Up By the President’s Visit with Rich People?  (LAist)
  • So Where Is a Good Place to Develop? (City Watch)
  • Mayor "Declares War" By Pushing Helmet Law (Bikeside)
  • Drivers Threaten Boycott of Huntington Beach if They’re Required to Pay Fine for Causing Crash (Register)
  • Why Don’t People Get This Angry About People Killed by Cars Everyday? (LAT)
  • Id like to see a photo tour of the bike boulevard.

    In the above picture, Im concerned with the placement of the crosswalk in relation to the yield line.

  • God, I hate Long Beach.

  • Dominic

    Another example of a perfectly good street that goes nowhere turned into a bike boulevard. And of course two of the driving-forces behind it happen to LIVE on the street; coincidence that property values statistically rise on BBs ?

  • Jayme

    The bike boulevard doesn’t connect to any other bike facilities, it doesn’t go anywhere, and it was already a quiet neighborhood street. I rode this route regularly before all of the construction and found no difference in the speed of traffic since installing the roundabouts.

  • The Regional Connector will have a transformative effect I believe on downtown, both people traveling to/from there and/or through there.

    Glad to see progress continuing.

  • Jass, the crosswalk is positioned behind the yield sign so drivers exiting the circle have time to react to pedestrians. I forget where I read it, but having the crosswalk too close to the traffic circle is less safe.

  • Cory

    That is a sexy piece of infrastructure!

  • “The bike boulevard doesn’t connect to any other bike facilities, it doesn’t go anywhere”

    Is that what you said when the blue line was built? Why do it, it doesnt connect to any other rail lines?

    Networks arent built all at once.

  • Joseph E

    The Vista Bike Blvd is the first of several planned. There will probably be on on 6th street which will go all the way from Junipero (getting Bike Lanes any day now; they spray painted them already, in the door zone unfortunately) to near CSULB, where 6th street ends at Bellflower. The downtown station area plans around the blue line also suggest putting in similar traffic circles / roundabouts at many intersections.

    Hopefully Long Beach will get working on a new draft bike plan soon, so we can see the whole planned network. But it’s looking good.

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