Long Beach Launches Beach Streets Events to Encourage Cycling

By Joseph Low on May 20, 2015 - Comments off

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Long Beach already holds the title of one of the most Bicycle Friendly Cities in Southern California, but in an effort to increase the use of bicycles and public transportation further, the city will host its own version of “CicLAvia” – an open street event that shuts down select streets to automobiles.

The Beach Streets event will allow cyclists and pedestrians to explore local neighborhoods, socialize with family and friends, and listen to live music, all while enjoying a more eco-friendly, health-conscious form of transportation. The hope is that by participating in the city-sponsored community events, residents will be more likely to take advantage of the Long Beach’s bicycle-friendly roads on a more frequent basis.

The first event, Beach Streets Uptown, will be held June 6, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will run along Atlantic Ave., from Houghton Park to E. Wardlow Road. The roughly 3.5 miles of open road will let cyclists and pedestrians safely travel from local restaurants and fun activities to live musical performances at Scherer Park and Bixby Knolls.

As a strong proponent of bicycle safety, Attorney Joseph H. Low IV supports the city of Long Beach and Los Angeles County in their efforts to encourage bicycle use and awareness. The more cyclists that get out on the road and make their presence known, the more likely motorists are to pay closer attention to their duty to share the road.

If you or a loved one has been harmed in a bicycle collision with a motor vehicle, contact The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV as soon as possible for trusted legal representation. Your first consultation is free. Let us help you make an informed decision about how best to protect your future. You may be entitled to significant compensation from the at-fault party.

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