06/05/09: Dr. Susan Rice, left, and her husband of 19-years, Christopher Quint, prepare with other two-wheeled commuters to celebrate the launch of Car-Free Fridays on June 5, 2009, to promote safe and easy alternatives to car use in Long Beach by cycling from Portfolio Coffee House at 4th Street and Junipero Avenue to City Hall. Rice says, "Tandem (bicycles) are very good marriage council tools." The bicycle lane along 2nd Street was made possible with a grant the City of Long Beach receive in making it more bike-friendly. The City of Long Beach is hosting a series of Car-Free Fridays on the first Friday of the month, using community leaders to promote active, green living in Long Beach. Portfolio Coffee House is one of more than 20 restaurants in Long Beach offering discounts for customers participating in Car-Free Fridays.
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