Saturday, March 17, 2012

Complete Streets good for business, another case study

Long Beach, California
A parking space costs $16k per space to build (In Laguna its $10k)
  • Long Beach Mobility Initiative is funded through private grants
  • $500,000 funding for bicycle education
  • Gandy: investments a consequence of bike program underway (feedback)
  • Ridership increased 400 to 1000 riders per day, Second Ave Sharrows
  • Budgeting $500k to teach elementary schools on bike safety
  • Long Beach will compress 15 year development in Portland to 1 year
  • Long Beach adding 100% more bike lanes and facilities in two years
“A Conversation with City of Long Beach Mobility Coordinator Charlie Gandy”, Long Beach Business Journal, December 2010.

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