About Us

THE MISSION:

Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, (LACBC)
Mission
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition builds a better, more bike-able Los Angeles by bringing diverse communities together to improve the bicycling environment and quality of life for the whole county.

Vision:
LACBC envisions a Los Angeles County that is a great place for everyday, year-round bicycling. People live in healthier, more vibrant communities, where the air is cleaner and streets are both quieter and safer for everyone. More women, families and children ride their bikes, and appreciate opportunities to enjoy their neighborhoods and their city. All people, of varying cultures and backgrounds, can ride their bikes everywhere, safely and conveniently.

SANTA MONICA SPOKE:
As a local chapter of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, (LACBC) we are dedicated to improving biking in the City of Santa Monica. We are a community based nonprofit working to make Santa Monica more sustainable, and a better place to live, walk, bike, work and play.

Advocating the implementation of Complete Streets Policies that support and protect all users, (pedestrians & people on bikes) and the use of public transit to promote fewer single car trips for a healthier, safer, more sustainable environment for the community at large.

GOALS:
  • Encourage more people to ride bicycles, more often and more safely
  • Educate equitable road use, cyclists rights and responsibilities – both by example & through education and workshops like Smart Cycling Classes
  • Increase the voice and visibility of Santa Monica Spoke, LACBC and the cycling community to improve facilities and the environment for people walking and biking
  • Actively participate with local government to create and implement the Bicycle Action Plan, Pedestrian Acton Plan, Vision Zero and Complete Streets Planning Policies while fulfilling the City’s commitment to the USDOT Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People & Safer Streets
  • Promote the health benefits of cycling
  • Highlight cycling as a sustainable transportation alternative that is good for the environment
  • Promote and support Safe Routes to School
  • Strengthen Santa Monica Spoke and LACBC through membership recruitment and fundraising

Santa Monica Spoke Rules of Governance

Policies:

LACBC & Santa Monica Spoke policies adopted October 2012

Membership:

Join the momentum, become a part of the change!
Follow this link, and select Santa Monica Spoke (or a local group in your area) from the drop down menu on the membership form. Your membership supports our efforts here locally as well as strengthening the cycling movement on a county, state and even at the national level as all of these jurisdictions play a major roll in how we can promote cycling.

To make a cash donation on-line click here and write in Santa Monica Spoke in the “Honor/Memory of” box. You can also send us an email here and we can help you or provide you with other options to donate or join.

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Contact@SMSpoke.org
Cynthia Rose, Chair/Director