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Old 03-31-12, 12:15 PM   #1
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Cycling Facilities in Long Beach

How would you guys rate the cycling facilities down in long beach? I normally cycle around seal beach and huntington but decided going up to long beach today to see the green cycle lane on 2nd street. Was my first time and i mostly stayed around that street but it seems much safer, asides from the green lane the regular lanes had enough room for cars to park but allowed me to stay out of the doorzone without going into traffic. Also found a green ASL at the intersection of 2nd and marina almost like the ones they have in Britain.
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Old 03-31-12, 06:59 PM   #2
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Hi. I live in Long Beach. I am supportive of the "sharrows" on Second Street but I don't ride them. Too hectic. Please try the "bicycle boulevard". It's on Vista. It's calmed and beautiful. Not that long but still, a must ride. Also the bicycle lanes going to and from downtown are protected and interesting.
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I was looking for those lanes, do you have a link for where i can find the protected lanes and boulevard on mapquest or google? haven't had any luck spotting it.
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The protected lanes are on 3rd street west of Alamitos. I think the other is on Broadway east of the 710 fwy. I don't like riding on 3rd street for exercise, way too many stop lights.
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I was looking for those lanes, do you have a link for where i can find the protected lanes and boulevard on mapquest or google? haven't had any luck spotting it.
Google maps has a whole bike layer that shows the different bikes lanes etc. it doesn't tell you exactly what each are but which streets have something.
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Ah nice i really like that bike layer. Found the protected lanes, looks like it might be a little weird getting on at the beginning or off at the end since it's on the left side. any reason they chose that over right?
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What's the trick to getting the bicycle icon to show up on your Google Maps?
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What's the trick to getting the bicycle icon to show up on your Google Maps?
I don't know about icon but on the right where you turn on traffic you can turn on bicycle. If you get directions you can also route for bicycle with the button above where you enter in the addresses.
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I finally figured out it's in the "Directions" option.
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