KIDICAL MASS: Halloween
Free: Please RSVP HERE
Join Santa Monica Spoke and City of Santa Monica for the Kidical Mass Halloween Ride.
We will take a family friendly ride around the neighborhood North of Wilshire on a regular kid friendly event. Prizes and giveaways at when we return!
9::00am – 12:00pm
Don’t miss the fun pre-ride activities!
– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating and games!
– FAMILY Ride
– Prizes, plus post ride activities and snacks
* Children must be accompanied and are the responsibility of their parents. Bikes should be in good working condition. Free Safety Checks on site for minor adjustments/repairs. Please use good judgement – ride is on city streets – smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-long……
Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT A PROBLEM !
Special 20% discount on Rentals at the Santa Monica Bike Center. You can find special Kid carrying cargo bikes, kid seats, trailers, tandems, tag-a-longs!! Anything you could need at a 20% discount for rentals) – Please reserve online and write “Kidical Mass” in the special requirements section of the reservation – 20% discount will be applied at check out! Reserve early and plan to pick up bikes Saturday morning in time to arrive at the event.
Santa Monica Spoke joins LACBC and Los Angeles Safe Streets Advocates to call on Councilmember Ryu to Make 6th Street Safety Improvements
Walking or biking on 6th street between Fairfax and LaBrea feels like walking next to a highway. Cars, encouraged by the design of the roadway, consistently speed, and crashes are a frequent occurrence. Children and families who walk and bike to school, work, museums, and health centers must traverse broken glass and metal detritus left behind by vehicle collisions.
In 2012, a 74-year-old woman was hit by a car and killed while walking near the intersection of 6th and Hauser. Since then, two more of our neighbors’ lives have been taken by dangerous roadway conditions on 6th street between Fairfax and La Brea. The time for redesigning this section of 6th street is now.
For the past five years, community leaders have been focused on this problem, completing community walks, town halls, and meetings to work out a traffic design solution that would make the street safe for all to use. This ultimately led to the September 2016 unanimous vote by the Mid City West Council’s Board of Directors to implement a reconfiguration of 6th street between Cochran and Fairfax.
This would slow traffic by reducing the road to one lane in each direction, and allow for bike lanes and enhanced pedestrian crossings. Despite this vote, and the fact that the project is shovel-ready, Councilmember Ryu has consistently delayed taking action. He has now proposed an alternative plan for 6th street, which would merely install left-turn pockets at certain intersections, leaving other dangerous intersections untouched.
Please call, tweet or send a letter to David Ryu asking him to take action on safety and infrastructure improvements on 6th Street. On Saturday, October 21, we encourage folks to attend a community meeting about the project to make your voice heard.
SO MUCH FUN!!
Come see us – bring the Kids for FREE BIKE SKILLS COURSE – Enter to win A HUFFY BEACH CRUISER!
Meet at Helen’s Cycles and Bike Broadway to
COAST: City of Santa Monica Open Streets Festival October 1st!
Or Walk with the Mayor from 17th SMC Expo Station
invites everyone to Bike Broadway to COAST\
All are welcome!
MEET 9 a.m. DEPART 9:30 a.m.
Meet 9:30am – more info HERE or click image below.