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!
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
Looking for something fun and bikey?!
Fri, October 3rd, 7-10 pm
12255 Venice Blvd. 90066 (east of Centinela)
MIXER, HAPPY HOUR, OPEN HOUSE!!!
Fun, games, and BICYCLE ICE CREAM???
Bring a dish or a drinks to share.
Please, bring your own mess kit.
This is a zero waste event
Monr Bikerowave is our closest bicycle repair collective, much like the Bicycle Kitchen, Bike Oven, or Valley Bikery. They provide space, tools, and equipment in order to effectively teach people how to build, repair, and maintain their bicycles. DIY with or without help. They are a not-for-profit all volunteer member run organization. The goal is to empower cyclists with the basic knowledge to maintain their steed, as well as enable them to more easily connect with the
One again Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) students and staff are getting out their bikes, scooters, skateboards and walking shoes in preparation for Bike It! Walk It! Week, October 7th -10th 2014.
This year’s motto is “Bike It! Walk It! Every Week!”
Approximately 30 percent of District students at 14 different schools participate in the event, avoiding approximately 12,000 car trips.
The community is invited to join us this Saturday, October 4th for a Free Bike Rodeo (hosted at McKinley) to help prepare students to Get READY TO RIDE this week and every week! We love this year’s motto “Bike It! Walk It! Every Week!” that encourages students, staff and parents to walk, bike, scoot, skate or take the bus at least one “car-free” day per week. Beautiful!
Bike It! Walk It! and Safe Routes to School programs have been a collaboration and partnership between the City of Santa Monica, the District, Parent Teacher Association and supported by Santa Monica Spoke and other great community leaders. These efforts are to promote health, safety, environmental, and community benefits and improve safety by reduce traffic congestion near schools.
Bike It! Walk It! supports community engagement through environmentally friendly programing.
This year’s motto is “Bike It! Walk It! Every Week!” Roosevelt Elementary will begin the week with a Bike It Walk It Day on Tuesday, October 7. Schools celebrating Bike it! Walk it! Day on Wednesday, October 8 include Lincoln Middle School, Olympic High School, Franklin Elementary and Santa Monica High School. The remaining SMMUSD schools will participate on Friday, October 10, including Will Rogers Learning Community, Edison Language Academy, Grant Elementary, John Muir Elementary/Santa Monica Alternative School House (SMASH), Franklin Elementary, Juan Cabrillo Elementary, Point Dume Marine Science School, John Adams Middle School, and Malibu High School.
Get ready to ride for Bike it Walk it week! and have fun learning and practicing bike handling skills! Helmets required for all riders.
Join the momentum in Santa Monica as we encourage EVERY WEEK to be Bike it Walk it Week!
Saturday, October 4th
9am – Noon
McKinley Campus, entrance and event Chelsea at Arizona
2401 Santa Monica Blvd
“This training will enable me to have more freedom, power, and less reliance on my parent’s cars, which is very exciting for a young adult.” Naomi, SMASH student
¡Prepárate para semana de bici y caminata! y divertirse aprendiendo y practicando las habilidades de manejo de la bicicleta!
Únete Santa Mónica para animamos CADA SEMANA ser Semana de la Bicicleta y caminata!
Ayude a los estudiantes comienzan su día de una manera divertida y activa!
Gratis Bike Rodeo para dominar habilidades y prepárate para montar! ! Los niños se divierten aprendiendo y mostrando sus habilidades en bicicleta en curso de obstáculos.
Premios, verificaciones de seguridad de bicicletas y curso habilidades en bicicleta.
Sábado 04 de Octubre , 9 am-12:00 pm
McKinley Campus, evento y la entrada en Chelsea , cerca de Arizona.
2401 Santa Monica Blvd
” Este entrenamiento me permitirá tener más libertad, poder , y una menor dependencia de los coches de mis padres , que es muy emocionante para un adulto joven . ” Naomi , estudiante SMASH
Cascos requiridos para todos que montan bicicleta.
FLASH MOB: Handlebar Happy Hour at PONO BURGER TONIGHT!
9th and Broadway
5:30 until at least 7pm – probably there until 8ish…..
I requested you save the date – we had miscommunication with our collaborators so
I’M CALLIN IT! …
- Just show up and lets enjoy an evening over beverages and snacks and good company!
Log Miles over Smiles in the National Bike Challenge (ends in September 30th!!) #NationlBikeChallenge League of American Bicyclists
SEE YOU TONIGHT!!!?
Today, September 16, 2014: Three Feet for Safety Act goes into effect.
The Three Feet for Safety Act legally mandates that motorists give people on bikes at least three feet of space when passing. Existing law requires motorists to pass bicyclists while keeping a “safe distance.” The new law defines “safe distance” as three feet. If enough space is not available, the motorist must slow and pass when no danger is present to the bicyclist.
One key to making the new law effective is to make sure everyone, specifically the driving public knows about it. LACBC has collaborated with AAA, Wire Media, and CalBike to create the “I Give 3 Feet” graphic free for use to publicize the new law. This graphic can be downloaded from Wire Media here. We encourage all media outlets (big or small), bicycle groups, and interested parties download and utilize this graphic, along with the associated bullet points about the law.
Key points to include with the Three Foot for Safety Act graphic are:
- Existing law requires motorists to pass bicyclists while keeping a “safe distance.”
- This new law defines “safe distance” as at least three feet when passing bicyclists traveling in the same direction. This new law gives an educational tool for motorists. Instead of teaching drivers to give a “safe” amount of space when passing, we teach them to give a specific 3 feet. If they don’t it’s punishable by law.
- If not enough space is available, the motorist must slow and pass when no danger is present to the bicyclist.
- Violators will face a $35 fine, as well as a $220 fine if a collision occurs.
- Law takes effect September 16, 2014.
- It lays the political groundwork for Vulnerable Road User laws, and laws of the like to protect all road users
AAA has printed 10,000 window clings for public distribution utilizing the same graphic. Their roadside assistance will be handing out tip cards with the graphic starting in September. Our partners at CalBike are also offering two sticker designs to help promote the new law. We have a supply of window clings that are available free at any of our local events. LACBC has a supply at the main office downtown LA. If you are interested in a greater supply please contact us. You can request the CalBike stickers and window clings directly from CalBike by following this link: https://calbike.org/bulkgiveme3form
Our work with AAA and CalBike is made possible thanks to the support of LACBC members and donors. Not a member? Become an LACBC member or make a donation today.
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Workshop #4 Fundraising is scheduled for Thursday, August 21st as part of LACBC’s
Empowering Local Advocates Series.
DATE: August 21st
TIME: 6:30 – 8:00pm
WHERE: LACBC HQ, 634 Spring Street, Edison Room
Kidical Mass: Festivities start at 9:00am
The next Kidical Mass Ride for 2014, Saturday, August 23rd. We will take a family friendly ride around the Pico Neighborhood, east of Virginia Ave Park along the planned MANGo! Education with Fun & Prizes!
DATE: SATURDAY August 23rd
TIME: 9:00 AM – NOON
START: Virginia Ave Park
– north side of park along Virginia Ave
Free: Please RSVP HERE
SUNDAY, AUG 24, 2014 12PM–5PM iCAL
Tour da Arts, vol. 6 is the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s sixth annual cultural bike tour and EXPO. Enjoy the creative side of bicycle culture beginning at the Bergamot Art Complex EXPO/ Festival that starts at NOON, then on a casual, nine-mile ride filled with art, music, and theater.