Monthly Archives: October 2012

Lecture: Promoting Cycling & Walking for Sustainable Cities, 10/31 @UCLA

Join us on Wednesday October 31st for a transportation series lecture at UCLA.
If there is interest we will lead a group ride from Santa Monica leaving about 2:30pm. 

Promoting Cycling & Walking for Sustainable Cities, Lessons from Europe & North America

You are invited to attend this lecture by Prof. John Pucher, one of the nation’s leading researchers on bicycling for transportation. Lecture is free and open to the public, rsvp to

October 31, 2012
3:30 pm
UCLA Public Affairs Bldg. Rm 2355,
3250 School of Public Affairs, Westwood, CA 90095

See map: Google Maps

John Pucher is a professor in the School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Jersey. For over three decades, he has examined differences in travel behavior, and transportation systems and policies in Europe, Canada, the USA, and Australia. Pucher’s more recent research has focused on walking and bicycling, and what we can learn from European cities to improve the safety, convenience, and feasibility of non-motorized modes. Pucher has published three books and over 100 peer-reviewed articles in academic and professional journals. His latest book, City Cycling for MIT Press, provides an international overview of cycling trends and policies:

More info on City Cycling Book

UCLA Lewis Center and UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies

Bike in Movie & Extreme Mountain Bike Ride this Sunday at Cynergy Cycles

Do one or both – this Sunday October 28th at Cynergy Cycles, 2300 Santa Monica Blvd. (at 23rd)
Shuttles for Mountain Bike Ride leave at 4pm – contact Cynergy for more info 
Bike in Movie event starts at 6pm in parking lot at Cynergy Cycles

Santa Monica Pier Open House, 10/27

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Please join us this Saturday at an Open House for the Santa Monica Pier. THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS

Saturday October 27th, 10am -2pm 

° Free Carousel Rides, Food, Music
° Guided Tours of the Pier (every 1/2 hr) 
° History Presentations 10:15,11:15, 12:15, & 1:15
° Opportunity to record your stories & wishes for the Pier
° Focus Groups & Surveys to get opinions (every 1/2 hr)
° Info on City projects around the the Pier and downtown Santa Monica
° Learn about Heal the Bay and it’s Aquarium at the Pier, Pier Business and more
° Complimentary Bike Valet

Presented by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Pier Corporation. You can also let the City know your thoughts about the Pier and it’s future at

Click for Guided Tour Map

Expo Phase II update meeting

Join us for an update on Expo Phase 2!

The Exposition Construction Authority invites you to a construction and design update community meeting for Phase 2 of the Expo Line project. Stakeholders will receive information on upcoming construction activities and timelines. Final design renderings will be available at the meeting.
The format will include a short presentation followed by an Open House session to facilitate dialogue and community input.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium East Wing Meeting Room
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Special Event free parking

Planned Agenda for Community Meetings
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Formal Presentation
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Open House Session

ADA Language Accommodation: If you require an interpreter, including sign language services, or other accommodations at these community meetings, please contact Expo at least five business days prior to the meeting date at 213-243-5534.

Stories about why you ride, share yours too

To our community of Cyclists from People for bikes: Please check out the stories – they are uplifting and truly an inspiration. If you haven’t – consider sharing your story!

When launched in 2010, they created a place for you to share your story about why you ride. Since then, thousands of you have contributed to the story gallery, telling the world why bicycling matters to you.

Many people think of bicycling as a fun way to get exercise, but these stories show that it is far more than a simple activity. Simply put, bicycling changes lives.

Through bicycling, you’ve conquered life-threatening health problems like diabetes, obesity, and substance abuse. You’ve met the loves of your lives and rekindled broken relationships with close family. You’ve explored new places, near and far, and have seen things you never would have otherwise.

We think bicycling is an amazing and powerful activity that changes lives. If enough of us ride, we can change the world.

How has bicycling changed your life? Share your story here.

Thanks for being a part of our movement,

Bruno Maier
Vice President,