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Question of the Day: Bike Lanes in Long Beach?

Weigh in with your thoughts on this topic.

Bike lanes are coming to the streets of Long Beach—that is, if a new bicycle program the City Council, approved Tuesday proves it can prosper in the beach town.

The Miami-based Decobike will start a citywide bicycling rental-sharing program later this year and, as part of the company's contract with the City of Long Beach, will provide for the costs of creating bicycle lanes, possibly by next year. The city and the Long Beach Police Department will conduct the necessary work to determine where the bike lanes will be installed.

Answer this question in the comments: What are your thoughts on bike lanes possibly coming to Long Beach?

Beth feuerstein July 15, 2011 at 12:10 PM
Paul...are you sure about what you wrote??? If that were true then those teensy little cars don't have to follow the rules of the road since they are significantly smaller than most motorized vehicles (you know the cars I mean...they seat about 1 or 2 in the front seat (what are they called? GoCars??). I'm just fearful that bikes running stop signs or red lights will result in more fatalities....obviously.
Lisa July 27, 2011 at 04:26 PM
Not to mention the extremely poor condition the boardwalk is currently in. I can't tell you how many flat tires I've had to change on my bike due to splinters. The Boardwalk is NOT the answer. This city needs CLEARLY DEFINED, marked and maintained bike lanes especially along Broadway and Park Ave and Beech St in the west end. We need to encourage cycling as we head to a greener way of living.
Lisa July 27, 2011 at 04:28 PM
Jack you are right. Many times I will see drivers attempting to speed up to "beat the bike" to make a turn, in effect cutting off the cyclist. I've also seen too many cyclists in Long Beach riding without helmets, wearing flip flops and headphones, riding on the wrong side of the road, or carrying surfboards! This is NOT responsible bike riding. Sure, bikes are recreational, and also used for commuting. A responsible rider will dress and ride with utmost caution.
rufus t firefly March 14, 2012 at 11:09 PM
you got that right 2 yrs ago i warned a cyclist coming into the pedestrian lane and i stuck out my arm to protect myself touched her arm she fell and i went to jail she was wrong warned and still continued into the wrong lane i spent the day in jail and spent 5 gs on a lawyer and 7 court visits which all were for nothing but i got it down to a fine and she got nothing she then sued my civilly and couldnt even remember her previous statement her lawyer was exasperated every time she opened her ,mouth i havent seen a ticket given to a cyclist since i got one 20 yrs ago for riding up the ramp which i deserved it is totally a circus out their especially with no enforcement whatsover
delete me May 26, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Does DecoBikes really think those are bike lanes?!?

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