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Rumors fly faster in Long Beach because despite our City status we’re a town of 35,000 give or take. Everyone knows someone, so when a fellow dog walker asked if I heard that the City would be charging 1 dollar for those of you that ride your own bikes to the train and lock them up I said “No, I had not”.
As I said, rumors fly quickly around here. From the commuters on the LIRR to the family dinner table to the Oceanview dog walk routine this rumor had become a fact. You may have even heard an more embellished story. There’s so much mud slinging of they said, she said it’s time to just ask the source. In this case the City.
I emailed the City manager, Jack Schnirman, this morning and received a prompt and polite answer as to whether bike riders would begin being charged to park there bikes.
With regard to your question, this would be a rumor. Deco Bikes has installed a kiosk at the train
station but this is solely for the rental of bikes.