iClip – Beach Streets University comes to California State University Long Beach (CSULB)

iClip – Beach Streets University comes to California State University Long Beach (CSULB)

October 26, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


“I love riding my bicycle without cars on streets.” “Today we’re going to enjoy East Long Beach and connect the University, as Beach Streets University all the way through down Bellflower, all the way up to Spring. It’s going to be a great day so we’re very excited.” “I love it, this is my third time. I think it really shows a good spirit of community. So it’s really fun to get out and we get to see a lot of the local businesses that you don’t normally see, as you’re just driving by in your car.” “Well, we’re taking 4 miles of city streets and closing them off to motorized traffic. So you can get out here walk your dog, roller skate, skateboard, get on your bike, be with your family and for 4 miles you go through several shopping districts. It starts with the University, Los Altos Spring corridor, it’s just fantastic and a great day.” “This is real good for the community. It brings the people out and the kids get to play and people get to meet each other. Neighbors get to see each other and it’s a great time.” Beach Streets, it’s all about family. It’s about spending time together, checking out some new restaurants, some shops, hearing good music.” “Knyght Ryder!” “You know it’s the opposite of a race. It’s where you stroll and take everything in.” “People who haven’t gotten on their bikes in months and sometimes even years, have said, ‘Hey, today I got on my bicycle.’ So one of the great things about getting on your bike is it’s a healthy lifestyle.” “We’re trying to get people out of their cars and realize how close together everything really is. We were anticipating around 40 to 50 and I think we well exceeded that. I think we’re about over 60,000 at least. We definitely don’t have the final numbers in as of yet but I have to tell you, I mean this has exceeded all of our expectations that we had here for this particular event. And I think the community really embraced it and you can tell by everyone out here today.”