Location: Long Beach, CA
Michael Baker International was responsible for preparing a Master Plan and construction documents for two-thirds of a mile of Class 1 bikeway in a portion of the former Pacific Electric right-of-way in the City of Long Beach. As part of an As-Needed Landscape Architectural Services contract with the City, the Michael Baker team designed the bike trail, drainage and water quality facilities, bike trail lighting, a parking lot, and planting areas with drought-tolerant plant material and a water-efficient irrigation system. The bike trail will connect Chittick Field to a transit stop on Martin Luther King Avenue. A pocket park was designed at Martin Luther King Avenue on a parcel that the City acquired to serve as a gateway to the bike trail. Our multi-discipline, in-house team of design professionals was able to provide all the services requested by the City.