Walk Score released in its 2020 report that Long Beach is the nation’s 10th most walkable city with an overall walkability score of 72, meaning that most errands can be done by foot.
The purpose of this score is to provide prospective buyers with information that can help in reducing emissions and the cost of transit while encouraging an active lifestyle.
In addition, the score included a bike score of 69 for the city. Beautification initiatives like the Pine Avenue Improvement Project were responsible for resurfacing sidewalks and streets but also implementing bike paths throughout downtown, increasing the cycling community in Long Beach.
What started as a community group of cycling enthusiasts later developed into the first bicycle collective in the city by 2010. By 2016, the Pedal Movement became a company dedicated to encouraging people to use active transportation for maintaining an active lifestyle.
“We’ve seen an increase in commuting cyclists in Long Beach,” said Nick Russo, Vice President of Operations.
The Pedal Movement supports all forms of active transportation, including the city’s Bikeshare program which offers a variety of rental plans at all hubs located throughout Long Beach.
By Carter Williams II