Beach Streets University Open Streets Open Thread
Last Saturday, the city of Long Beach hosted its third open streets event. They do things a little differently, so their ciclovías are on Saturday, and are called Beach Streets. The roughly four-mile east Long Beach “Beach Streets University” route was along and north of the Cal State Long Beach campus.
The weather was hot and windy. The event was a bit far from convenient transit; this author biked nearly 30 minutes to get there from the Metro Blue Line station. Much of the route was not retail, so the limited retail establishments – mainly restaurants – were very crowded. Nonetheless, there were huge smiling crowds of cyclists, skaters, runners, and walkers. The variety of bikes included plenty of beach cruisers, Long Beach bike-share bicycles, bike trailers, and training wheels.
Readers – how was your Beach Streets? Who is excited for Downey Ride and Stride this Sunday, May 7?