A Civics Lesson for Poly Cross-Country

Poly High School boys’ cross-country coach Mike Fillipow and team members helped to convince the Long Beach City Council to proceed with design and bidding for a proposed pedestrian path.  The team attended a recent City Council meeting to advocate for the path.  Fillipow served on the committee to propose the project.

The project consists of constructing an 11-foot-wide pedestrian path using a resin-based paving material along 3.1 miles of the shoreline, constructing a new pedestrian/bicyle ramp on the east side of the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, and relocating the beach bicycle path inland at specific locations.

The project creates a separate path exclusively for pedestrians, relieving congestion.

A city official noted that the cross-country team’s efforts helped to influence the outcome of a highly visible, $8 million project.