Shoreline Pedestrian Bikepath

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The Shoreline Pedestrian Bikepath also known as the Long Beach Bike Path is a 4.5-mile (7.2 km) path along the Pacific Ocean from Shoreline Village in downtown Long Beach, California to Belmont Shore, Los Angeles County.[1][2][3] It was completed in 1988[2] and is used by walkers, joggers, and skaters. In 2013 the California Coastal Commission approved a second path for pedestrians to run parallel to the path used primarily by bicyclists.[4]

History[edit]

The Long Beach Bike path was originally proposed in the late 1970s but local residents resisted the bike path as it was felt it would be an eyesore.[5] That opposition faded away with time. Final plans for the path were ordered by the Long Beach City Council in 1986 with a budget of $1.4 million.[5]

See also[edit]

  • Los Angeles River Bikeway (LARIO), a 29.1-mile (46.8 km) bikeway runs along the east side of the Los Angeles River and extends to the Downtown Marina and the Shoreline Aquatic Park Bike Trail.
  • San Gabriel River Bike Trail, a 28-mile (45 km) bikeway along the San Gabriel River through El Dorado Regional Park and extends to the street surface bike trail near the Alamitos Bay Marina.
  • El Dorado Park Bike Path, a 4-mile (6.4 km) bikeway runs through the 450-acre (180 ha) scenic El Dorado Regional Park. It connects with the San Gabriel River Bike Trail at various locations.
  • Heartwell Park Bike Path, a 2.5-mile (4.0 km) bikeway runs through the 162-acre (66 ha) Heartwell Park. It connects with the San Gabriel River Bike Trail and various Class II bike paths.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brady, Patrick (2007). Bicycling: Los Angeles County: A Guide to Great Road Bike Rides. Menasha Ridge Press / Keen Communications. pp. 96–99. ISBN 0897327799. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b City of Long Beach "Bike Paths". Parks, Recreation and Marine. City of Long Beach. Retrieved 6 June 2015. [1]
  3. ^ "Bikeways map". Los Angeles County Department of Public Works[2]
  4. ^ California Coastal Commission OKs plan for a second pedestrian path in Long Beach by Joe Segura Staff Writer 06/12/13 Press Telegram
  5. ^ a b staff (October 7, 1986). "Long Beach : Bike Path Plans Ordered". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 1, 2013.