And what should that mean to local businesses?
Bike mean business and those who ride benefit local economies. Locally, for every $10 spent at a Santa Monica business, as much as $7 stays in the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditure (Civic Economics, 2008). People riding bikes shop local, but do our local business know this?
A project called Pedal Perks is looking to build a platform that encourages mutual support between local business and people who ride bikes. We all know the shops we love, but do these shops know who is arriving to their location by bicycle? We invite you to take the attached survey to help local businesses learn who we are as cycling consumers.
Click the image to take the survey
The goal is to introduce local retailers to everyday consumers who also like to move around town by bike. This data will allow Pedal Perks to determine the best products and services to offer the cycling community from local businesses.
The survey will be a success if:
- There is a better picture of who cyclists are
- It is clear where the platform should be launched first
- We develop a sense of the type of businesses riders want to be supported by and you want to support
Thanks in advance for your participation!
Link to survey:
Sustainable Works, along with the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment is very excited to announce the 9th Annual Sustainable Santa Monica Student Poster Contest!
The Poster Contest is open to all K-12 students who attend school and/or live in Santa Monica. Each year, students use art to investigate a theme of sustainability relevant to Santa Monica. This year’s theme is Saving Energy Today for a Brighter Tomorrow. Sustainable Works will be scheduling 20 minute presentations to share the principles of sustainability in Santa Monica as it relates to this year’s theme.
Attached is a flyer with the contest rules, selection process and information on submitting posters. To help us continue to grow this wonderful event, we welcome your help in spreading the word to your contacts and encouraging participation! When the community promotes the contest, students participate. Last year over 450 students participated in the contestand this year we’re looking forward to even more.
Prizes for winning posters include $10 – $100 gift cards. The winning posters will be displayed in the of City of Santa Monica, helping to further showcase our budding young artists while raising awareness of the benefits of energy conservation.
- March 31st: Deadline for Poster Submissions
- Early April: Winning Posters selected
- May: Contest awards ceremony and celebration to honor student winners and all participants. Gift bags and raffles for all!
If you have any questions, please contact Gina Garcia at email@example.com.
Expo Line Maintenance This Weekend
Beginning Friday (2/24) at 9:00 PM, through close of service on Sunday (2/26), there will be no train service to the following Metro Expo Line stations, due to scheduled maintenance:
- Downtown Santa Monica
- 17th St/SMC
- 26th St/Bergamont
During this time crews will be conducting repairs and upgrades on this stretch of the Expo Line.
While this weekend’s work is in effect, local and express Metro Bus shuttles will replace train service between Downtown Santa Monica and Expo/Sepulveda Station.
- All westbound trains will stop at Expo/Sepulveda and turn back towards downtown Los Angeles. Metro shuttles will be available at Expo/Sepulveda for continued westbound service.
- All customers heading eastbound may board shuttles at Downtown Santa Monica station for service to Expo/Sepulveda Station. From there they can continue on the Expo Line towards Downtown Los Angeles.
- Shuttle service is free if transferring from the Expo Line.
Additionally, Big Blue Bus Route 7 and Rapid 7 service both Downtown Santa Monica and Expo/Sepulveda Stations