The Challenge: In Long Beach, city livability is synonymous with walking, biking, and swimming, and for years, Long Beach has made strategic investments to facilitate and promote these activities.  These include investment in over 140 miles of bike infrastructure, progressive zoning, and investment in public facilities such as parks, libraries, and community centers. In order to optimize future infrastructure enhancements, the City seeks to better understand the value public infrastructure brings to our communities and businesses. While the City utilizes a variety of methods and technologies to capture information on use of public facilities and infrastructure, it currently has little consistent, real time data.  

The Opportunity: The City is currently exploring how it can better capture, measure and analyze non-motorized travel and the use of community driven infrastructure such as parks, libraries, and community centers. The Request for Information (RFI) has been issued to obtain basic knowledge from organizations that provide such solutions. Responses to this RFI will inform a future Request for Proposals (RFP) that will be issued at the conclusion of the research phase.

Who can participate: The opportunity is open to anyone with a strategy, solution or idea on how Long Beach can best create a a comprehensive approach to capturing, measuring and analyzing non-motorized travel and the use of community driven infrastructure. This can range from social entrepreneurs, engineers, innovation consultants, city officials, software developers, to general innovation and technology enthusiasts working locally or internationally.