Bike Long Beach and the Long Beach Police Department are urging cyclists to follow safety laws.
The number of cyclists in the city has increased, said Mayor Bob Foster in a prepared statement.
“As we continue to work toward being a bike-friendly city, we also want to ensure that we are still pedestrian-friendly,” he said.
In order to keep both cyclists and pedestrians safe, Bike Long Beach and the Long Beach Police Department are collaborating to remind bicyclists to “Walk It or Lock It” on sidewalks in the business districts. Cyclists should either walk bicycles when on the sidewalks, or lock them up in one of the city’s 1,300 public bike racks.
In order to encourage pedestrian-friendly behavior, police officers are handing out cards that explain cycling laws.
“We’re committed to ensuring the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists,” said Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell, “and will continue to provide enforcement and education throughout our business districts.”
Signs in the downtown areas and new sidewalk stenciling in business districts also remind people to “walk your bike on the sidewalk.”
For more information, visit BikeLongBeach.org.