The City of Long Beach has taken a step forward with a proposed complete streets makeover for Broadway, with the release of the draft mitigated negative declaration for the project.

The project is highlighted by calls for two-way protected bike lanes along Broadway between Alamitos and Temple Avenues.  This would be achieved by repaving and restriping Broadway to reduce the number of bi-directional vehicular travel lanes from two to one, leaving one lane of parking on either side of the road as a buffer between motorists and cyclists.

Construction could also result in the loss of several street trees and the relocation of a handful of bus stops.

The environmental analysis imagines an opening date for the Broadway protected bike lanes in 2020.