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1999 Environmental Excellence Awards

For Excellence in Community Livability: Long Beach Bikestation

Long Beach Bikestation

The Bikestation is more than just a public transit facility; it is a community hub for bicycle advocacy, transit information, and community events. The staffed facility is strategically located on the First Street Transit Mall, and offers bicyclists free, secure parking; repairs; and other amenities. The station's architecture and design create a dynamic sense of place that serves bus and Metro rail riders, tourists, visitors, and pedestrians along the downtown's Promenade. This project has logged some 35,000 one-way bicycle trips since its opening in March 1996. The Long Beach Bikestation is recognized for promoting a sense of community by providing convenient amenities and a gathering place, which encourages the use of intermodal transportation.

Project Contributors

City of Long Beach
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Long Beach Redevelopment Agency
Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee
AMC Theaters
Fernando Vazquez & Carlson & Co., Design/Build Team

Photo- Long Beach Bikestation
Photo-Bikestation Aerial View

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