There are so many information and navigation apps available on smartphones these days—but sometimes, instead of chatting with Siri, it’s nice to get the lowdown from a real human being.
This is the purpose of the eye-catching and inviting DLBA Information Kiosk, a mobile, high-tech welcome wagon which will be appearing in high pedestrian traffic areas throughout Downtown during the spring and summer months, helping promote the multi-faceted appeal of Downtown Long Beach.
Staffed by a DLBA Clean and Safe Team Safety Ambassador and sporting multi-colored LED lights, a smartphone charging station, a video screen and speakers, the Kiosk looks a bit like an ice cream stand—which is appropriate, since it serves up the scoop on downtown events and attractions.
The Kiosk has been a hit with downtown visitors and stakeholders during its appearance at such events as Trick Or Treat On The Promenade, Buskerfest and Live After 5. This year, the Kiosk will appear in daily four-hour shifts Thursday through Sunday, rolling up at various locations on Pine Avenue, The Promenade, the Courthouse, The Loop on Ocean Boulevard, and even as far east as Bixby Park’s Farmers Market to encourage more visitors from surrounding neighborhoods to visit Downtown.
Visitors to the Kiosk can expect a warm welcome from a knowledgeable Safety Ambassador who will be happy to help them navigate Downtown and supply them with maps and event fliers.
“At MADE we encounter so many visitors to Downtown seeking directions and advice on where to go,” said Heather Kern, General Manager and Dream Facilitator at MADE by Millworks, the popular gift shop/art gallery/event space on Pine Avenue. “The DLBA Information Kiosk can pop up where there will be critical mass on any given day. We LOVE the Kiosk and all of the downtown guides,” Kern said.
Keep an eye out for the DLBA Information Kiosk when you’re Downtown at a DLBA or community sponsored event. Check in with the DLBA Safety Ambassador and discover even more new things to love about Downtown Long Beach.
To learn more about the Clean Team and Safety Ambassador program, visit Clean and Safe services. To reach the Clean Team or Safety Ambassador Team, please call (562) 244-1365.