Our work is not done! On Saturday, August 14, On the Boulevard Day engaged individuals, families and businesses to give their voice in defining the current conditions and needs of the people living, working and doing business along E7th Street.

We asked individuals and families walking, biking and strolling along E7th street to take a brief survey to help identify the current conditions on E7th Street AND WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please take a moment to fill out the quick survey HERE at Your voice is needed to help implement improvements to this high-risk corridor.

Placemaking and gathering survey input at E7th Street and Dawson Avenue
Placemaking, lemonade, Rose Park tote bags, and gathering survey input at E7th Street and Dawson Avenue

We know that change is necessary to reduce the speed and fatalities along E7th Street, as well as increasing the utilization of this boulevard to one that is livable, walkable and accessible to all!

We greatly appreciate all of our wonderful volunteers, partnering organizations and programs. We also thank the participating businesses Stephanie’s Beauty Salon, Babou Screen Printing, Heritage Sandwich Shop and Daisy’s Flowers. We invite other businesses interested in a rose to reach out to Resident and Artist Cody Lusby and Roses for Rose Park.

Roses for Rose Park volunteers painting roses for participating businesses
Resident and artist George Benitez designed the awesome tote bags for giveaways!
Maria Medina of Daisy’s Flowers waiting for a rose to be painted at her sister’s shop on E7th Street and Cherry Avenue

Let’s continue to connect and care for each other. Thank you to Luz Mack, Dawn Mendelson, Alex Mendelson, Emma and Erin Gordon, Cody Lusby, Janna Vandenberg, George Benitez, Nick & Meagan, Tom Fontes, Nicolette Rhodes-Morgan, Gretchen Swanson, Richard Connelly, Esmeralda Garcia, Demitrius and Cybele Ziegler, Danielle Potter and Bennett Dague, Ben Olson and Dr. Gwen Shaffer of CSULB, Rahul Sen and Aliah Reza Khan of Councilwoman Cindy Allen’s Office, Richard Nunez and Leonela Chaj of Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services (LBDHHS) Green Light Program, Brian Ulaszewski of City Fabrick, Heather Kern and Jayro Sandoval of Long Beach Economic Development Department – Business Development Bureau,  Steve Gerhardt of Walk Long Beach and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Go Human Mini Grant Program!

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