Long Beach Beach Streets Uptown 2017 – Open Thread

Long Beach hosted its popular Beach Streets festival on Atlantic Avenue this past weekend. All photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.
Long Beach hosted its popular Beach Streets festival on Atlantic Avenue this past weekend. All photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

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Last Saturday, the city of Long Beach hosted the fourth iteration of its popular Beach Streets open streets festival.

Beach Streets returned to its original Uptown route primarily on Atlantic Boulevard. Tens of thousands of participants enjoyed bicycling, walking, skating, running, dancing, and more along four miles of car-free streets.

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A giant American Flag hangs above Atlantic Avenue during Beach Streets
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Young and old enjoying bicycling on car-free Beach Streets
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Numerous businesses, including Deep Blue Swim School, set up booths along the street to interact with Beach Streets participants
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Beach Streets participants parked bikes to patronize local eateries
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Kids on scooters at Long Beach’s Beach Streets
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This stilt-walker was one of several Beach Streets participants dressed in Halloween costumes

Readers – how was your experience at the recent Beach Streets?

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