Explore the LBC Car-Free

If Earth Day has you searching for a way to make a positive impact on the planet, consider stepping away–at least sometimes–from something that has one of the most devastating effects: your car. As part of the transportation sector, cars and trucks generate a large share of greenhouse gas emissions; more than 25%. Fortunately, Long Beach has numerous alternative forms of transportation–scooters to shuttles to buses–using everything from electricity to natural gas to get you where you need to go in a much more Earth-friendly way.


Driver (235 E. Broadway) provides a safe, convenient and, dare we say, fun alternative to gas-powered cars. Utilizing a convenient, virtual rental process, Driver’s fleet of all-electric vehicles seat up to four or six passengers and look like a pumped up golf cart, complete with windshield, meaty tires and headlights. They also come with or without doors. They are terrific for getting around town or taking to the beach, since they can also be used to tote bags and boards.

Credit: Driver



Long Beach is one of the innovative cities that Circuit works with across eight states. Its fleet of nimble, 100% electric shuttle cars operate now in Downtown Long Beach as well as Belmont Shore/Naples and are accessible through the company app. Working closely with cities as well as transportation partners and advertisers to subsidize their service, Circuit is able to offer either very affordable fares or completely free. Currently, Circuit is available in the city Thursday through Sunday.

Credit: City of Long Beach



The A or Blue Line was Metro’s first rail line. Opened in 1990, it provides rail service between Downtown Los Angeles and Downtown Long Beach, just a block from Ocean Boulevard. The Blue Line can be used to access such popular destinations as the Aquarium of the Pacific, Queen Mary and Long Beach Beach Performing Arts Center, as well as Crypto.com Center and the Los Angeles Music Center. Metro reduces far more greenhouse gas emissions than it generates and has set a goal of being completely carbon neutral by the year 2050.

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