A Photo Tour of Long Beach’s Vista Street Bike Boulevard

And now for a quick photographic update from the one bicycle project you’ve all been waiting to hear about: Long Beach’s new bike boulevard on Vista Street. There have been a few hangups along the way; additional money needed to be allocated to remove unwanted concrete from under the street, and apparently the painters had difficulty spelling “yield”. Nonetheless, the project appears to be progressing nicely, with construction of a new stop light at Redondo scheduled for next month – providing there aren’t any more typos.

This photo tour is going west to east for 1.3 miles of bike boulevard

Vista at Argonne
Vista at Argonne

More pictures after the jump.

Constructing a new traffic circle, Vista at Park
Constructing a new traffic circle, Vista at Park
Vista at Ximeno, looking north
Vista at Ximeno, looking north
Pedestrian crossing, Vista at Ximeno
Pedestrian crossing, Vista at Ximeno
Looking east on Vista from Mira Mar
Looking east on Vista from Mira Mar
Looking east on Vista from Mira Mar
Looking east on Vista from Mira Mar
Vista at Orizaba
Vista at Orizaba

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