Awesome Autism Night
12255 Venice Blvd. LA 90066
Friday, November 21st
Bike Maintenance 101- Decorate Your Ride - Bicycle Catwalk
Enjoy an informative and fun-filled evening at The Bikerowave Bicycle Co op with ESPECIALLY patient bike mechanics
Learn how to tune-up your bike, enjoy dinner, snap a cute pic,
and meet other families touched by awesome autism
Thanks for being awesome,
Brian Derro and Rachel Horn
Join us Saturday afternoon for an Update & Input Meeting, followed by a family friendly Party to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of our Bike Action Plan
Please join us DAY /DATE: Saturday, November 22rd TIME: 3:00pm Updates, Input & Discussion immediately followed by BIKE ACTION PLAN PARTY PLACE: 1640 5th Street, SM (south of EXPO) – Private outdoor courtyard - please dress accordingly
We will be joined by special guests, City staff and local leaders to give updates and gather input on recently approved Bikeshare contract, Bike Action Plan Implementations: completed and in the pipeline, KIDICAL MASS, SAMOHI SRTS & MANGo Progress, EXPO & Colorado Esplanade, DTSM Projects, and more! As always YOUR INPUT is most valuable in this process.
SOBI Bikeshare bike will be there for you to check out!
We were excited last week when SM City Council voted unanimously to approve staffs recommendation and move forward with CycleHop for SM Bikeshare. Santa Monica has chosen a cutting edge “smart bike” system manufactured by Social Bicycles (SoBi). This innovative technology, with the electronics on the bikes instead of just at Stations Kiosks seems perfect for Santa Monica, its ease of use, smaller foot print, simple installation and system flexibility is easily scalable to a regional system. With funding in place, regional integration and collaboration prioritized, our compact geography and Expo coming we are the perfect pilot market for LA’s regional Bikeshare System. With regional support and collaboration with METRO our system will surely inform the regions partners and the future regional model.
For Santa Monica bikeshare is an integral step in our city’s progression to a more sustainable, livable city where bicycling is convenient and residents and visitors have added transportation options and don’t need to drive their cars. Data shows that the more people that ride bikes the fewer crashes – as ridership goes up – incidents of bike crashes goes down. With education as a component, bikeshare will provide easy access to encourage more people to ride bikes, which will ultimately translate to safer streets for everyone. More people on bikes for their daily or occasional trips will also help mitigate traffic …. by providing our residents and visitors easy, efficient environmentally friendly options to driving a car. Bikeshare can be one of the transportation solution for many people leaving or arriving on EXPO to extend from stations to and from their destinations in Santa Monica – helping mitigate congestion and traffic.
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Protected bike lanes? Equitable enforcement policies? Adopt Complete Street policy? What do you want to see?
Santa Monica Talks is for people who live and work in Santa Monica and want to learn about the city and our community. The same information is presented at each event and all events are free so you can pick the date most convenient for you. Local restaurants will provide delicious food and drinks for you to enjoy as you learn about city initiatives and mingle and meet your neighbors City staff and management.
Retiring City Manager Rod Gould will talk about city services and Santa Monica’s future. City staff will be on hand to answer questions.
Information is the same at each of the three events. Come to whichever event works best for you.
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Have questions about Santa Monica Talks? Contact City Manager’s Office
UPDATE: 11/11 Council voted unanimously to authorize SM Bikeshare contract. With Metro we now move toward building a seamless regionally integrated Bikeshare model!
Exciting newer “Smart Bike” technology is on its way to Santa Monica!
Our City Council will have the opportunity to authorize the contract for bikeshare equipment/operations on November 11. The staff recommendation is for the installation of a “smart bike” system, provided by Social Bicycles and operated by Cycle Hop. It is available on the City web site. Through this competitive procurement, the City has the opportunity to purchase 500 bicycles and 20 kiosks, for a system about the same size as was recently launched in Seattle. The City is hoping to procure a sponsor/sponsors to provide funding in exchange for messaging on the bicycles only, through a separate process.
Send letter to support Bike Share in Santa Monica to: firstname.lastname@example.org cc: BikePlan@SMSpoke.org
The results are in,
Some incredible wins and unfortunate outcomes too.
Santa Monica Spoke is a 501c3 and cannot endorse candidates. To see what candidate endorsements Civic and Community Leaders in the biking community are recommending you can look here:
Bike the Vote (includes local SM and regional races)
Assemblyman Richard Bloom has this to say..
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Meet at Tongva Park 6 PM (roll at 6:30) Center of park, grass area near restrooms. Don’t forget your lights and a hemet.
OPEN HOUSE, MIXER, HAPPY HOUR!
Fri, November 7th, 7-10 pm
12255 Venice Blvd. 90066 (east of Centinela)
Bring a dish or a drinks to share.
Please, bring your own mess kit.
This is a zero waste event