In 2019, Long Beach will be home to a new $1.5 billion cable-stayed bridge with a separated bicycle and pedestrian path. This groundbreaking structure, the Mark Bixby Memorial Bicycle and Pedestrian path, named in honor of one of the projects’ most dedicated advocates, will connect bicyclists and pedestrians from the city to the port of Long Beach and provide three scenic overlooks 205 feet above the harbor. On this WalkShop, we’ll enjoy a cruise through the harbor to get up close view of the existing Gerald Desmond Bridge and the construction site of its much larger replacement. Hear from Port of Long Beach staff as they discuss how the new bridge fits into the Port’s overall plan to accommodate megaships and achieve energy independence.
Theresa Dau-Ngo, AICP, Transportation Development Manager, Port of Long Beach