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Volunteer Curb Painting, Part 2 [This Wednesday!]

We resume¬†painting center mall curb ends. All materials will be on scene for volunteers – just show up with sleeves rolled up and comfy clothes for funny squatting positions ūüôā

Meet-up 9AM at the corner of East Walnut and Lincoln Blvd. This will take approximately 2 hours total. Event page and more info is here: Volunteer Curb Painting, Part 2

And no, this is not illegal. The City gave us permission and will have workers there to help in every way. For those who would like to read up on this project, please read my last article here: TODAY WE PAINTED ROOSEVELT TO FRANKLIN. TOMORROW, THE WORLD!.

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Edwards Boulevard reconstruction / Long Beach Streets think tank

From Long Beach Streets:

A few months ago, the Economic Development / Planning Department proposed this for the $Million+ Edwards Boulevard reconstruction. We took their sketches and gave them a modern renovation. What’s your thought on these two suggestions? Bike lanes in the middle vs curbside can be applied elsewhere.

The two concerns we immediately addressed were:
1. travel & parking lanes kept at the old wide standard – 2′ more than necessary. Bike lanes at 5′ are 1′ less than suggested. When we say suggested from here on out we mean NACTO standards.

2. Bike lanes curbside highly problematic due to storm drains & debris, inability to create protected lanes, risk of double-parking, and the inherently dangerous nature of curbside cuts / turning cars at intersections and driveways.

We’d like to tweak this a bit and have them ready for the eventual community outreach as was promised.

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#CrashNotAccident 11/15/15 Event

12235651_10207866211394582_1394043398_oWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is Sunday November 15, 2015. Long Beach Streets NY alongside partnering organizations & civic groups will be wrapping  ribbons at over 2 dozen locations of traffic fatalities in Long Beach and Lido this weekend.
Please  join us this Sunday, November 15th at 9:00am at Gentle Brew Coffee where we will lead a walk & bike ride to locations East and West (two groups).
This will mark the ¬†launching of a campaign #CrashNOTAccident. We need our elected leaders and officials to take the lead in culture change starting now – pledge to stop using the word “accident” to describe preventable tragedies. #CrashNotAccident is about changing language and perception that these things are unavoidable.
You can read more about the #CrashNotAccident campaign on LongBeachStreetsNY.com or via crashnotaccident.com.

History Bike Long Beach – Photo Gallery

I participated in History Bike Long Beach, a ride which was conducted by the Long Beach Historical Society¬† and Long Beach Streets on June 13th. We are so lucky to live in a city that’s rich with so much history! It was fun hearing stories about houses and buildings that we blindly see every day. I’ll save all the history details for the next ride .. hopefully there will be another one soon.

History Bike Long Beach (NY) [Event Reminder]

unnamedThe City by the Sea has a rich history – get on your wheels and explore it!

Theme: If We Build It, They Will Come

19th and early 20th-century dreamers, schemers, and laborers created a leisure and living community from a sandbar. We’ll learn who they were, what they built, and how their vision of Long Beach evolved in those early decades.

Meet at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 13th at the Historical Society, start riding at 10:30. Visit sites of interest throughout the city, and finish at the Farmer’s Market. Smooth ride on a flat terrain, perfect for history buffs and cycling enthusiasts of all levels. Ride is free, but donations will happily be accepted!

Co-sponsored by the Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society + Long Beech Streets.

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: History Bike Long Beach (NY)

 

History Bike Long Beach (NY) [Saturday, June 13th at 10am]

unnamedHistory Bike Long Beach (NY)
Saturday, June 13 
10:00 am
Long Beach Historical Society
226 West Penn St, Long Beach, New York 11561

If We Build It, They Will Come

19th and early 20th-century dreamers, schemers, and laborers created a leisure and living community from a sandbar. We’ll learn who they were, what they built, and how their vision of Long Beach evolved in those early decades.

Gather at 10:00 at the Historical Society, start riding at 10:30, visit sites of interest throughout the city, and finish at the Farmer’s Market. Smooth ride on a flat terrain, approximately 8 miles, perfect for history buffs and cycling enthusiasts of all levels. Ride is free, but donations will happily be accepted!

For more information email Mary Anne Trasciatti at longbeachsandy@gmail.com or call the Historical Society 432-1192

Co-sponsored by the Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society + Long Beach Streets.

Ride Long Beach Streets [Saturday, May 23rd @ 11am]

11051853_878779332178382_4218809952146426018_nWhen: Saturday, May 23rd
Where: Meet at Kennedy Plaza at 11am
Event info: Ride Long Beach Streets
Over an hour long ride through Long Beach, starting at Kennedy Plaza Farmer’s Market Long Beach, NY and heading west -> new skateboard site and the bayside -> through Westholme to the West End and looping back around towards the boardwalk -> East End crossover to the Canals then North Park….finishing at the Farmer’s Market. This ride will be led and assisted by professional tour guides including Glenn, owner of Ride-On Bicycles Inc.

Bicycle mechanics from Ride-On Bicycles and Local Cycles Lbny
will be onhand to check your bicycles if you’d like!

We’ll have some great swag, educational/bicycle tips for safer riding.