The City of Santa Monica is planning to make improvements to the Santa Monica Beach Trail between Bay Street and the north city limits to make it safer and easier for walking and biking. Community Outreach is now underway and they need to hear from you!
Please take the online survey byApril 23, 2017 to provide your input
Visit the project website for more information and updates about the project
Walk or bike to the Beach Trail on April 9 to take an in-person survey
The City of Santa Monica invites you to a meeting to discuss improving bicycle and pedestrian crossing on Pico Boulevard at 30th Street / Dorchester Avenue.
When: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Where: Community Corporation of Santa Monica, Community Room, 2345 Virginia Ave.
The discussion will focus on different approaches to provide direct and less stressful options for crossing Pico Boulevard at 30th / Dorchester. This meeting is an important opportunity to provide guidance and give input on this segment of the City’s bike and pedestrian network (extension of the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway – MANGo) that connects residents to parks, work, schools, and community destinations.
This crossing on Pico Boulevard would allow direct access to MANGo and destinations on the north side of the 10 Freeway like Expo Light Rail, the Expo pedestrian/bike path and Ishihara Park via the Dorchester Tunnel. It would also provide south connections to Clover Park and destinations on Ocean Park Boulevard as well the continuation of MANGo.
A strong desire to improve bicycle and pedestrian crossing at Pico Boulevard at 30th Street / Dorchester Avenue has been identified by community members during previous Bike Action Plan and Pedestrian Action Plan outreach. Santa Monica Spoke is encouraging the community to give input, get information and provide support for these proposed improvement possibilities at this meting or if you cannot attend by contacting Peter Dzewaltowski with the City of Santa Monica.
Contact Peter Dzewaltowski at 310-458-8292 or Peter.Dzewaltowski@smgov.net with your questions or concerns. More information about the project may be found on the City’s website at HERE
Join Santa Monica Spoke, Mayor Ted Winterer, City Manager Rick Cole and City of Santa Monica Mobility Team at a start location in Santa Monica (confirmed shortly) for a Breeze Community Ride* with the Mayor to the CicLAvia Hub in Venice!
PLEASE check back for here or at on the calendar event for Eventbrite RSVP when start location and time are confirmed. We will update the event page as well as post on our Facebook and via our email list – sign up for our emails so you don’t miss anything!
*3 hours of free Breeze ride time or ride you own bike)
We had a GREAT DAY of Celebrating and Bike Riding Saturday!
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• The official Parks Day, Come Play! started at 10am with Grand Opening Ceremonies at the new Ishihara Park • The ride activities followed after the Dedication Celebrations at Gandara Park around 11:30am with the February Ride with the Mayor and our Picnic Ride –
Movie Screening: LOVE THY NATURE
CONNECTING TO NATURE IS KEY!
Wednesday, February 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Movie Screening at the Aero Bike Valet courtesy of Santa Monica Dept. of Planning & Community Development.
An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty…..
A Panel discussion will follow the screening
More info HERE
Handlebar Happy Hour: Ingo’s Tasty Diner
Thursday, February 23 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 pm
This month we return to an all time favorite –
TIME: 5pm -7pm (HH $)
PLACE: 1213 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica.
Event info is HERE
Always fun, alway family friendly.
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….
Then we put it ALL TOGETHER for a day of Celebrating and Bike Riding on Saturday! Parks Day, Come Play, Ride with the Mayor and SM Spoke Picnic Ride!!
Saturday, February 25th, See event for times and more info HERE
We are putting it ALL TOGETHER for a day of Celebrating and Bike Riding!
The official Parks Day, Come Play! starts at 10am with Grand Opening Ceremonies at the new Ishihara Park located at 2909 Exposition Blvd. in Santa Monica. Ishihara Park was named for George Ishihara, a long-time resident of Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood and a World War II veteran. The park is designed by the prominent landscape architecture firm Mia Lehrer + Associates who will be conducting group tours at the new park.
Saturday, February 25th
Festivities begin at 10:00am at Ishihara Park (we’ll here too!) Bike ride gathers at 11:00am at Gandara Park and will return to Ishihara Park after stops at Los Amigos and Reed Park Re-Opening Celebrations.
Our ride activities will start at the Dedication Celebrations at Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park) at 11am with the February Ride with the Mayor to Los Amigos Park our 1st stop. After picnic snacks and a visit at the Re-Opening Celebration at Los Amigos Park we’ll head over to the Re-Opening Celebration at Reed Park for more exploring. After we hang out there for a bit we’ll head back to the Grand Opening Celebrations Ishihara Park.
Pack your own picnic snacks or join us – we’ll be packing lemonade, fruit, PB&J’s and other yummy stuff to share. We always aim for zero waste events – please bring reusable cups and plates – napkins will be provided.
Airport2Park.org will be there to share updates about the new 12 acre Santa Monica Airport Park Expansion and recent news that the City of Santa Monica can now begin planning for the design & construction of a new Great Park to replace SMO when it closes on December 31 2028.