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GoBigGoHome
Bikeable Communities is offering the Go Big or Go Home T-Shirt in memory of our dear friend Mark Bixby whose life ended tragically in an accident on March 16, 2011. Mark's favorite motto was "Go Big or Go Home" and in that spirit we will continue the pursuit of his mission for bicycle advocacy. 
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Adding bike facilities…it’s just routine

bayshore sharrowsLong Beach continues to show its commitment to being a bike friendly city.

 

Bay Shore Avenue in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach was just resurfaced…and of course they added sharrows.

 

In Long Beach there is close cooperation between the city’s bike staff, which is located in the traffic engineering section of Public Works, and the group responsible for routine street maintenance. As a result of this relationship when the streets are resurfaced bike facilities are simply included as part of the plan.  The result is that miles of new bike  facilities are added to city streets at minimal cost.

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Ride of Silence – courtesy counts

The ride of silence, now in its 11th year, honors those bicyclists who were killed in motor vehicle related crashes and reminds everyone of the importance of driving and riding safely.

2014-05-22_8-33-09In 2012 over 700 bicyclists were killed in traffic crashes in the US. In Long Beach over the past 5 years in we have averaged over one death per year.

While the total number of traffic related fatalities in the US has been steadily falling since 2003, the number of bicycle fatalities has risen. This is in part due to the fact that more people are bicycling every year.  In Long Beach alone we have seen a doubling of the number of bicyclists on our streets since 2007.  However, just because we have more bicyclists doesn’t mean we need to have more crashes and more fatalities.

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KIDICAL Mass in Bixby Knolls – awesome!!!!

2014-05-19_13-05-59KIDICAL Mass happens every month in the Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach. What a great event for everyone.  Kids, parents, grand parents, aunts and uncles, friends.  Anyone and everyone is welcome to join this monthly event.

Each month Kidical Mass, sponsored by Bixby Knolls Business Association, takes you on a short journey through the great neighborhoods of  Bixby Knolls and the Los Cerritos.  This months four mile ride attracted over 50 people, a significant number of them under 10, for leisurely four mile ride.

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Suja Lowenthal Candidate for State Assembly responds to Active Living / Biking and Walking questions

BIKEable Communities posed a series of five questions to each of the active candidates for elected positions in Long Beach that will be contested in the upcoming election on Tuesday June 3.

Below are the answers from Long Beach and San Pedro State Assembly Candidate Suja Lowenthal to the five questions posed by BIKEable Communities regarding active living, Biking and walking in Long Beach.

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Robert Garcia Candidate for LB Mayor responds to Active Living / Biking and Walking questions

BIKEable Communities posed a series of 5 questions to each of the active candidates for elected positions in Long Beach that will be contested in the upcoming election on Tuesday June 3.

Below are the answers from Long Beach Mayoral Candidate Robert Garcia to 5 questions posed by BIKEable Communities regarding active living, Biking and walking in Long Beach. Read more »

Bike to work day in Long Beach

Yesterday was bike to work day in Long Beach.  BIKEable Communities hosted a aid station at the corner of Long Beach Boulevard and Anaheim across the Metro Blue Line Station.  We made some new friends, handed out coffee, bagels, bananas (they were the most popular item) Orange Juice and the new downtown bike maps. Check out the images from the event.2014-05-16_10-51-00 Read more »

It’s bike month – join us for KIDICAL Mass in Bixby Knolls

kidical mass II may 2014GET THE WORD OUT

 

IT’s BIKE MONTH – and it time for the world famous

 

Bixby Knolls Kidical Mass Ride

 

Sunday May 18
1:00 PM
kidical mass III may 2014 kidical mass Iv may 2014 kidical mass may 2014Starts at George’s Cafe
3850 Atlantic Avenue
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Lena Gonzalez Candidate for LB 1st District Council Seat responds to Active Living / Biking and Walking questions

BIKEable Communities posed a series of five questions to each of the active candidates for elected positions in Long Beach that will be contested in the upcoming election on Tuesday June 3.

Below are the answers from Long Beach City Council Candidate Lena Gonzalez to the five questions posed by BIKEable Communities regarding active living, Biking and walking in Long Beach.

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John Goya Candidate for State Assembly responds to Active Living / Biking and Walking questions

BIKEable Communities posed a series of five questions to each of the active candidates for elected positions in Long Beach that will be contested in the upcoming election on Tuesday June 3.

Below are the answers from Long Beach and San Pedro State Assembly Candidate John Goya to the five questions posed by BIKEable Communities regarding active living, Biking and walking in Long Beach.

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Misi Tagaloa Candidate for LB 1st District Council Seat responds to Active Living / Biking and Walking questions

BIKEable Communities posed a series of five questions to each of the active candidates for elected positions in Long Beach that will be contested in the upcoming election on Tuesday June 3.

Below are the answers from Long Beach City Council Candidate Misi Tagaloa to the five questions posed by BIKEable Communities regarding active living, Biking and walking in Long Beach.

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