Long Beach ranked 23rd on Bicycling magazine’s list of bike-friendly c
Posted on Apr 08, 2010
Long Beach may be the most bike-friendly city in Southern California. Bicycling Magazine ranked Long Beach as the 23rd most bike-friendly city in the nation. To qualify, a city must have a population over 100,000. Long Beach received this designation because of its many miles of bicycle lanes. Last year, Long Beach built more than 16 miles of bicycle lanes and installed more than 400 public bike racks. Twenty more miles of bike lanes are scheduled for this year. Construction is currently underway on a $500,000 bike boulevard and two more are scheduled for the future.
Bicycling Magazine has been publishing its list of bike-friendly cities every other year since 1990. The cities are chosen based on criteria such as the number of bike lanes available to residents, government involvement in making improvements for bicyclists, and bike culture.
With warmer weather and vacations, more people will be bicycling. Bicycling is great exercise and it is great for the environment. But, more bicyclists on the road also means more chances of serious injury.
If you plan to bike to work or for fun, follow our bicycle safety tips. If you’ve been involved in a serious bicycling accident, contact the Orange County bicycle accident attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie. Request our free book, Athletes and Accidents: 9 Pitfalls That Can Delay Your Recovery.