Wishing you all a HAPPY, HEALTHY, SAFE and PROSPEROUS 2017
We invite you to join us in our mission.
Santa Monica Spoke is dedicated to improving biking in the City of Santa Monica. We are your community based nonprofit working to make Santa Monica more sustainable, and a better place to live, walk, bike, work and play.
December 21, 2016 Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer, City Manager Rick Cole, Councilmembers Kevin McKeown and Pam O’Connor, along with Mobility and Transportation Manger Francie Stefan, Santa Monica Spoke, Climate Action Santa Monica, Breeze Bike Share, the City of Santa Monica Mobility Division and the community welcomed a new real-time bike counter to Main Street. It is not only a symbol of Santa Monica’s commitment to multimodal and it’s support of people who bike — it will provide important data by tallying each cyclist riding in the Main Street bike lanes daily and annually in real-time. This real time data will be added to the City’s bi-annual bike counts that help inform as we build out a more bikeable Santa Monica.
The reverse side includes wayfinding information to make navigating the city more convenient.
Today is #CarFreeFriday — if you bike — go get counted!
Real-Time Bike Information Hits Main Street Wednesday December 20th, 2016
New bike counter will track bikers as they pass City Hall
north and southbound
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A real-time bike counter is being installed on Main Street in front of City Hall this week to better understand the number of people getting around the city on bike while also displaying to bikers that their choice to bike counts! The counter is connected to sensors in the green lanes on Main Street, both northbound and southbound. This fun visual feedback encourages cycling and is part of the GoSaMo campaign to equip, excite, and inform everyone of new mobility options.
JOIN US TO CELEBRATE!
WHEN: Wednesday, December 19, noon – 12:30 p.m. WHERE: 1685 Main Street, near Breeze Bike Share Station (before Main St. bridge) WHO: Mayor Ted Winterer and City Manager Rick Cole will join Santa Monica Spoke, Climate Action Santa Monica, and Breeze Bike Share for a short “bike counter” welcome event.
Self-Guided Tour of Santa Monica’s Vintage / Resale Shops just in time for the Holidays! Buy /Bike LOCAL
Reuse is the highest form of recycling. Get ready for a day of vintage shopping that’s fun, environmentally sustainable and affordable! The Buy Local SM Committee has created a fun self-guided tour of Santa Monica’s vintage and thrift stores (download below). You can do the tour by bike, foot, public transit or a combo of the above!
Here’s an idea of what to you may find on your excursion: designer vintage handbags (think Chanel, LV + Coach!), jewelry & accessories (tres chic!), scarves to reuse as gift wrapping, antique silverware & china to dress up the holiday dinner table, beautiful coffee table books, vases that go perfectly with a bouquet of fresh flowers & holiday cd’s & puzzles for everyone to enjoy together! We’ve also included a few shops that feature gift items made with reused products.
Happy shopping, happy exploring! Thank you for buying local – it makes a difference!
EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED – STAYED TUNED FOR NEW DATE
Join in a conversation with LAPD, CHP, and bicycle collision attorney Jim Pocrass about traffic laws, walking, and bicycling in LA.
Presented by LACBC,Pocrass & de Los Reyes, Los Angeles Walks, and the L.A. Vision Zero Alliance to discuss some of the new laws we need to know and issues of concern for people walking and biking in LA today? What about Vision Zero and the enforcement components? Each panelist will share their perspective to start the conversation and will be followed by Q&A with the audience.
Attendance is free and open to all.
Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served before the panel discussion begins.
Jim Pocrass Esq. – Pocrass & de Los Reyes LLP
Officer Andrew Cullen – Los Angeles Police Department, Traffic Coordination Section
Officer Leland Tang – California Highway Patrol, West Valley Area
Needless to say they’re blue about the election results, so we invite you to help honor their commitment to both progressive politics and cycling with a welcome to help lift their spirits.
Their plan is to arrive in Santa Monica to “dip their tires in the ocean” around 3:30 Monday, We’re hoping to get some folks out to greet them and maybe put up a finish line of sorts.
A few of our local champions Richard Chacker and City Councimember Ted Winterer have invited the group to assemble at Perry’s — at the end of Hollister — We’ll gather at Perry’s with the comfort of seating and refreshments to welcome the group and to celebrate their journey.
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