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Climate Action Santa Monica: What a way to go – Bike, Bus. Expo!


Climate Action Santa Monica (CASM) will host its fifth public forum, “What a Way to Go – Bike, Bus Expo,”  at the Church in Ocean Park.

Focusing on Santa Monica’s transportation revolution, the forum will feature a keynote address by Rick Cole, Santa Monica’s new City Manager on “Grand Overview of How Expo Revolutionizes How We Move in the City.”

Emceed by Belinda Waymouth, Environmental Journalist and Huffington Post writer with a Master in Environmental Studies from UCLA. Additional will presentations include William Selby, Santa Monica College Geography and Earth Sciences Professor on “El Nino and Hot Climate News,” Cynthia Rose, Director of Santa Monica Spoke on “Biking in Santa Monica and Santa Monica’s New Breeze Bike Share System,” Aimee Wyatt of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus system on “New BBB Routes and Expo Integration,” and Tom Jasmin and Stacy Yamato, Metro Rail Start up Manager and Metro Community Safety Director, on “Expo’s Safe and Far-Reaching System.”

Mayor McKeown & Council Member Pam O’Connor, will share important announcements about the upcoming Paris COP21 Climate Summit which they will be attending. O’Connor will be representing the United States as a member of our Delegation.

Denny Zane Executive Director of Move LA will be joining the program to discuss important future transit funding sources.

The program will include an interactive Transportation Festival between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm featuring a parked Big Blue Bus, the new Breeze Bike Share bikes and live music.

The forum will be held at The Church in Ocean Park,
235 Hill Street in Santa Monica.
Admission is free.

RSVPs here

Attendees are urged to use public and active transportation. For more information about the November 22 Forum, contact CASM at or call 424-259-3194.

Climate Action Santa Monica, a program of The Church in Ocean Park, empowers people to learn about climate change, locally and beyond, and directs their talents, habits and passion toward bringing Santa Monica to climate neutrality and community resiliency. Visit their website at Climate Action Santa Monica

SM Spoke Meeting and 4 year BAP Party!

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Join us Saturday morning for coffee, bagels and lively discussion and FUN!!

Updates & Input: Bike share Launch and Equity Grant application, Bike Action Plan Implementation, SAMOHI SRTS / MANGo, EXPO, Colorado Esplanade, DTSM Projects,

•   Michelle Glickert from the City of Santa Monica will give us Bike Action Plan updates and request your ideas on next steps.
•   Meet our new City of Santa Monica Bike Share Coordinator and talk about the Bike Share equity grant we’re applying  for.
•   Ride Breeze Bikes that we will have there for you to test ride. You can still sign up at the Special Founding Member price!
•   You can sign up or renew your SM Spoke / LACBC membership for special perks. Meet and join our lively group of volunteers.
•   Be the first to hear about some exciting upcoming events!

Pretty exciting It’s our 4 Year Anniversary adopting the Bike Action Plan

When:      Saturday
Time:        10am – noon
Where:     Spoke HQ, 1640 5th Street, just south of Expo Station    

Let’s Celebrate our Successes and plan our next steps together!!
And have some fun!!


Today! Santa Monica Family Bike Festival at McKinley School

Don’t miss this one! It will be a day full of activities for the whole family!

Join us at this free event that will feature, FREE Bike Rodeo / skills course, demos, wood bike banked track, FREE giant slide, FREE raffles, FREE rock climbing wall, DJ entertainment, games, craft booths, local merchants and bike shops with test rides and accessories, route planning and information, FOOD AND FUN!

We are especially excited about the great commitment and enthusiasm building at McKinley for sustainable, active transportation for walking ad biking and to the rockin’ McKinley Sustainability & Beautification Committee we are supporting for this event! They have connected to totally awesome local partners of all types to make this event super fun!

Day:       Sunday 
Date:     November 15th
Time:    11am – 4pm
Where:  McKinley Elementary, 2401 Santa Monica Blvd *enter on Chelsea Ave

—–11am – 3pm Bike Skills Course / Santa Monica Spoke
—–Noon commencement
—–3pm Family Group Ride
—–4pm End / Final raffle

Come one and all to this great fun event – we will be adding the links to our supporters and local partners very soon. Meanwhile you can get more specifics on the event here

Breeze = Bikes & Business = #BikeLocal #BuyLocal

People who ride bikes are not only good for the environment they tend to shop locally and are good for the local economy! Studies have shown that people on bikes may spend less per trip, but return more often and ending up spending more money monthly than folks that drive to their destinations. founding member add
Breeze puts 2 wheeled, healthy, active, transportation within easy reach for our residents and visitors and helps immerse them in our local community and connect to our local businesses. Each trip by bike is one less trip by car which helps the community reduce traffic congestion and polluting emissions.

Breeze is not simply for tourist or visitors – it is for Santa Monica Residents. Bike share can create expanded public transposition options into the neighborhoods so residents can get to and from transit, employment and shopping destinations without the need to use their cars. Adding just one more option for daily trips. Station are not only strategically placed at shopping and transit, but in neighborhoods for residential access to the broader transportation network and directly to local destinations.

Become a founding member before the Launch November 12th and get attend the Launch Party that Thursday evening! Bikes & Bikes!

Here are a just a few stations and some of the local destination connections! Where will you #RideBreeze?

Breeze Bike Share System Map is here!

The Santa Monica City Council approved a Bike Share System using Social Bicycle “smart bikes” on November 11, 2014, and one year later, almost to the day, Breeze is scheduled to launch November 12th all 500 of its 8-speed bicycles at 75 stations citywide. Several stations in Venice are expected to follow soon thereafter.

Breeze will provide a new active transportation alternative for short hops around Santa Monica to local destinations, connecting residents and visitors to buses and soon the City’s three Expo Light Rail stations.



Expo Phase 2: Continuos Road Closure Coverfield Blvd

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Latest notice regarding continuous weekend lane closures on Cloverfield Boulevard for roadway improvements.

What:               Continuous Weekend Lane Closures for Roadway Improvements
When:              Continuous Closures: 

  • 7:00 a.m. Saturday, September 19, 2015 to 6:00 a.m. Monday, September 21, 2015
  • 7:00 a.m. Saturday, September 26, 2015 to 6:00 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2015

Work Hours:    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Saturday
Where:             Cloverfield Boulevard, between Olympic Boulevard and Michigan Avenue

Traffic Impacts:

  • Cloverfield Boulevard will be reduced to one lane in each direction throughout the closures.
  • Directional signage, electronic message boards and/or flagmen will be used to safely direct vehicles and pedestrians around the construction zone.
  • Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced at all times and signage with specific restrictions will be in place in all construction areas.


  • Local access to residences and businesses will be maintained at all times.
  • Noise levels will be monitored to ensure work performed is within compliance.
  • Please obey all posted construction signs and do not enter the construction work zone.
  • For additional information, contact the City of Santa Monica Public Works Department at 310-458-8736.

(Construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons including but not limited to: weather conditions, unforeseen emergencies and other acts of nature.)

To view the construction notice – please click here.

Thank you,
Glenda Y. SilvaGovernment/Community Relations Representative
Exposition Construction Authority

Breeze Outreach Teams Hit the Street

Our Breeze Outreach Teams Hit the Street this Weekend!

We did our first training session at Breeze HQ on Saturday and the team hit the street right after to help spread the word on the newest segment of our transportation network, Breeze Bike Share. Our team of volunteers is being mobilized to answer questions and of course take input during the current system testing phase of 7 station and 32 bikes in advance of the full launch of 80 stations and 500 bikes on schedule for early November. System Test Bikes will disappear from the stations during October as the Breeze kicks into full on implementation and installation mode all over Santa Monica and into Venice. Join our team of volunteers and help us stir the momentum on empowering person mobility with this healthy active transportation alternative. Our team members will all be invited to be system testers, come to the launch party and get free Breeze swag.
Find out more here or email us at

Our fist teams on the street with more out on Monday at the Broadway and Montana stations at 10am and Main Street & Kinney starting at noon. Hopefully back to Clover Park again sometime in the afternoon. Look for our team members at station and around town in the bright green Breeze t-shirts.

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The team had a blast at the first training with more sessions scheduled later this week.
You can still join the fun!

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Become a Founding Member for $99 today –
Special price with extra perks plus you are invited to the Launch Party!

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Read more articles on Breeze Bike Share:

LAist: Santa Monica Gets L.A. County’s First Ever Bike-Share Program
City of Santa Monica: Breeze Bike share – The System Test has Begun!

Breeze Bike Share System Testing & Volunteer Outreach Team

Metro’s first LA bike share system Breeze is on the street and currently testing in Santa Monica!

With the system wide launch on scheduled for November, we are so EXCITED!!

We are recruiting a team of volunteers to do outreach at the 7 current test stations. Our outreach team will help promote the fun of active healthy transportation with #BreezeBikeshare, demonstrate how the system works, answer questions and sign up founding members! Our team will be eligible for special Breeze swag and prizes. Training session is THIS SATURDAY 10am!

Sign up for #BreezeOutreachTEAM today!
Be a part of the momentum and launching of LA Metro’s 1st Bike Share, Breeze Santa Monica! All volunteers will be invited to be system testers and attend the invitation only Founding Members launch party plus earn swag, prizes and even a Breeze membership. Our outreach teams will be scheduled to be at the 7 test stations in shift mostly on weekends. Join us today!

Testing will continue through the end of September when the bikes are due to be pulled in order to install all 80 stations and 500 bikes to prepare for launch early November..

Become a founding member!
From now until December 31, 2015, anyone can become a Founding Member for only $99. Founding Members get a full year of bike share use including
60 minutes of daily riding time, a special gift, and a limited edition Founding Member card. Sign up before the launch and you will also be invited to the Founding Members launch party!

Founding MemberBreeze membership

$99 /year
Sign Up Today!

60 minutes of daily ride time included