Yuki, Federico and I took the Metro Blue Line down to Long Beach today. Mainly we were there to visit Long Beach’s Depot for Creative Re-Use, which is a cool place, and which we’ll blog about soon, and which may well serve as a inspiration and template for a future creative re-use space in our eco-village neighborhood… but I wanted to do a short blog entry showing off Long Beach’s wonderful green sharrow bike lanes.
I wrote about the green lanes in an earlier post at L.A. Streetsblog and they’re pretty prominent in this short Streetfilm documentary about Long Beach. They’re really wonderful. It’s a shared lane – bikes and cars… and the big green stripe just says to bicyclists: “you’re welcome and safe here” – and to drivers: “expect legitimate wonderful bicyclists here.”
Go ride there! They’re in Belmont Shores on 2nd Street from Bay Shore Avenue to Livingston Drive.