The highly mobile Downtown Long Beach Alliance Information kiosk, featured recently in this newsletter, now has a small but mighty cousin in the heart of Downtown, just outside the Long Beach Transit Information Center.  

Designed by the DLBA’s Community Outreach Manager Steve Be Cotte in partnership with Long Beach fabricator Mark Shutts, the sturdy new mini-kiosk is staffed by a DLBA Clean and Safe Team member who has maps, transit schedules and event information at his or her disposal.  

“The Transit Information Center mini-kiosk will assist persons traveling to Downtown with information about the DLBA, our events and the Safety Escort Program,” said Be Cotte.  “The kiosk was designed to be highly visible. The Clean and Safe Team hosts will have the same resources at their fingertips as our Downtown Ambassadors.”  

Long Beach Transit contracts with the DLBA to maintain the restrooms at its Transit Information Center on First Street near Pine Avenue.  The Clean and Safe Team members who keep the restrooms looking immaculate for twenty-two out of twenty-four hours per day will also spend time behind the kiosk, engaging Downtown visitors when they are not servicing the restrooms. It is a natural fit for the restroom hosts, who are often approached by visitors with questions about Downtown and its businesses or attractions. “The kiosk provides a focal point for visitors and stakeholders, inviting them to ask a question or pick up a map,” remarked Be Cotte. 

The DLBA utilized colorful and punchy nylon-wrap graphics on the front and sides of the kiosk, bringing attention to upcoming Downtown events and helping create a welcoming atmosphere for Downtown pedestrians.  

The mini-kiosk is yet another means by which the DLBA can put the whole spectrum of Downtown resources and attractions on display.