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Spoke Event Saturday, Bikeshare, Bike Action Plan Updates & PARTY!

Join us Saturday afternoon for an Update & Input Meeting,
followed by a family friendly Party to celebrate
the 3rd Anniversary of our Bike Action Plan

Please join us
DAY /DATE:    Saturday, November 22rd
TIME:              3:00pm Updates, Input & Discussion
                         immediately followed by BIKE ACTION PLAN PARTY
PLACE:            1640 5th Street, SM (south of EXPO)
- Private outdoor courtyard 
- please dress accordingly

Please RSVP@SMSpoke.org

We will be joined by special guests, City staff and local leaders to give updates and gather input on recently approved Bikeshare contract, Bike Action Plan Implementations: completed and in the pipeline, KIDICAL MASS, SAMOHI SRTS & MANGo Progress, EXPO & Colorado Esplanade, DTSM Projects, and more! As always YOUR INPUT is most valuable in this process.

SOBI Bikeshare bike will be there for you to check out!

Meeting, Updates & Input, BAP is 3

Save the Date: November 22nd SM Spoke Meeting and BAP PARTY

SAVE the DATE: Saturday, November 22nd
Santa Monica Spoke Update Meeting  including BAP & Bike Share and
It’s our 3 year anniversary of passing the Bike Action Plan! Let’s have a party too!
Program will follow. All ages welcome.

Santa Monica Spoke Local Update Community Meeting Saturday, Sept 20th

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We asked you to save the date … I hope you can join us this Saturday.
The format for the meeting is MIXERUPDATES, Q & A, INPUT & DISCUSSION

DATE:    Saturday, September 20th
TIME:     9am – noon 

PLACE:  502 Colorado Avenue (south east corner 5th and Colorado) 

Program:
-     9 am -10am   - Mixer: Li
ght food and beverages, City Staff & SM Spoke
-    10 am -11am  - Updates, City Staff & SM Spoke
-    11 am - NOON - Q&A, Group Input & Discussion

- UPDATES will include short presentations by city staff on MANGo, SRTS, BAP implementation progress (incl. green lanes on 2nd St), Pedestrian Action Plan, Down
town Plan, Esplanade & Cycle Track, EXPO, Bikeshare. Support for Vulnerable Road Users Initiatives, Cyclist Bill of Rights & VISION ZERO, Upcoming Projects!
- INPUT & DISCUSSION items include: green lane standards, BAP prioritization, Enforcement, Broadway, Bike Access to EXPO, Bike Corrals, Bike Counts, Event ideas, Create on going Survey for community input.

WE NEED YOUR VOICE – We hope you can join us! 

MORE UPCOMING EVENTS:
Monday, SEPTEMBER 22nd, – 2 events at SM Main Library
Pedestrian Action Plan Community Open House 5-8pm
- The League of Women Voters Santa Monica & Santa Monica Next host a City Council Candidates Forum
Wednesday, September 24th, Buy Local Week Handlebar Happy Hour fundraiser benefits Santa Monica Spoke
Tuesday, September 30th, National Bike Challenge Closing HandlebarHappy Hour
Friday October 3rd, Monthly Open House Potluck at the Bikerowave 7-10pm
Saturday, October 4th, Bike it, Walk it KIDS Workshop
Sunday, October 5th, CicLAvia & Feeder Ride from Santa Monica
Sat/Sun October 11-12, Team Bike Santa Monica - Bike MS Coastal Challenge 
Saturday, October 18th, Well Being Festival, Buy Local SM, Bike Skills Course
Thursday, October 30thLACBC Firefly Ball

Imagining Measure R -2

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COMING TOGETHER AROUND THE BIG OPPORTUNITY IN 2016
It’s a daunting challenge organizing stakeholders in big, populous, diverse and disaggregated LA County to address LA’s intractable traffic problems, clean the air, and make the city more friendly to transit riders, pedestrians and bicyclists. But Move LA’s transportation coalition continues to grow. Last year more than 600 people attended our 5th annual Transportation Conversation, including state, regional and local elected officials, community developers and community-based organizations, agency leaders and their staffs, engineering and construction interests, faith-based organizations, LA Metro Board members, public health advocates and other civic interests. At Move LA we are trying to serve as a transit Johnny Appleseed — seeding good ideas about transit around LA County, providing a feedback loop and building momentum. This annual conversation has become a key event at which consensus is crafted. Come and see the coalition in action, working toward consensus on Measure R-2! March 28 at the Center at Cathedral Plaza in downtown LA. Register now and get the early bird rate.

Move LA 6th Annual Transportation Conversation Student Scholarship Application
Scholarship Application Deadline: 5:00pm on Friday March 14th

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MANGo & Safe Routes to School at Samohi to City Council Tonight

Best guess on timing for this evening:

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Items presented to City Council
Tuesday, February 11th
Any thing can happen –
Watch the meeting http://www.smgov.net/video/

Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main Street, Rm 213

estimated time 8:00-9:30pm

8-B:    Review and Approve the Conceptual Design of the Samohi Safe Routes to School Project – recommendation that the City Council: approve the conceptual design for the Samohi Safe Routes to School project; and, direct staff  to complete construction drawings and release bids for construction for the Michigan Avenue/7th Street portion of the project. STAFF REPORT  

Support improving muti-modal circulation and safety around Santa Monica High School

estimated time 9:30pm-10:45

8-C:    Adoption of Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway Concept Plan –recommendation that the City Council: approve the conceptual design of the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway; and, direct staff to pursue opportunities for priority and phased implementation through grants, community benefits, and capital projects. STAFF REPORT 

Support MANGo, Santa Monica’s and the regions first Neighborhood Greenway

IMPORTANT Community Meeting MANGo: SAVE THE DATE JANUARY 7, 2014

Community EventSAVE THE DATE: January 7th 2014, evening IMPORTANT MANGo Meeting

The City and Consultant Team will host this last Community Meeting to go over the concepts and plans for the Michigan Ave Neighborhood Greenway: MANGo!
Whether you have participated in the past or this is your first view of the project – we urge you join us to provide needed support for the project with your attendance and input.

This is the last public community meeting scheduled on the project before it is presented to Council on February 11. We would like to invite you to join us in support of this major community investment and hear first hand the benefits and concepts it proposes for the Pico Neighborhood, place making for people, connectivity for bikes and the Community at large.

For more information, please visit http://www.smgov.net/michigan or contact Jason Kligier, AICP at 310-458-8341 or jason.kligier@smgov.net

Place: Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue
Day: Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Videos
Pop-Up MANGo Tactical Urbanism                  MANGo Greenway

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Presentation and Feedback on MANGo, Meeting Dec 9th, 7pm

Community EventSecond opportunity on a presentation of the initial results from the MANGo POP-UP Greenway!

Additionally your support and input is needed to balance efforts of a small yet vocal group from within the Pico Neighborhood Assoc. who are attempting to derail efforts to any experiment of traffic diversion. The input collected from mostly residents during MANGo supports traffic diversion by 55%. It would seem inappropriate to not even entertain this option that received so much support. Traffic diversion is widely accepted as a excellent tool to reduce traffic volumes, congestion and pollution on neighborhood streets and can be accomplished with minimal disruption to those that live in the area. If the neighborhood is willing to accept diversion as a tool (as is indicated in the MANGo results) to help eliminate cut through traffic and move toward having safer healthier streets with less traffic it should at minimum be allowed to be implemented as a test.

Place: Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue
Day: Monday, December 9, 2013
Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
host: Jason Kligier, AICP | Transportation Planning Associate

Diverters restrict auto access in order to reduce cut-through traffic. They can allow bicyclists full access. Diversion may be necessary if we are to lower traffic counts on Michigan, between 11th and Lincoln, from an outrageous 4200+ cars per day to the more neighborhood scaled 1,000 or less cars per day. With less than 1,000 cars per day, pedestrians, most people on bicycles, including children, can comfortably share the road and result in a quieter, safer and healthier neighborhood.

Santa Monica city staff will present an update on the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway. The project will enhance Michigan Avenue and nearby streets to become a safe walk/bike route to the beach for this neighborhood and the community.

Community Event   Community Event

Films from the Sept. 21 MANGo Pop-Up Street event:

http://youtu.be/2EQo7iW0NEU
http://youtu.be/L-ry8YB20GQ

Local Update Meeting, December 7, 2013: MANGo, BIKE SHARE, BAP & MORE

Updates on MANGo, BIKE SHARE, Bike Action Plan (BAP),
Esplanade & MORE

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Regional Bike Share Stakeholder Meeting
Westside COG

We invite you to join us, City Staff and our special guest, Santa Monica’s former Mayor, Assemblyman Richard Bloom who will give an update about regional Bike Share, Santa Monica’s leading roll and his commitment and leadership for a successful and truly regional system. Also we will get a peek at initial results from MANGo Pop Up Greenway, first event of its kind in the region (Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway project).

Presentations on projects aimed to create more  livable streets and improve the environment for pedestrians and bikes. Get inofrmed and give your input on prioritizing and projects that are important to you at anytime during the meeting via post it and written ballots.

LOCATION:
Fairview Branch Library,  2101 Ocean Park Blvd
DATE:
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
TIME:
10:30-12:30pm

Doors Open at 10:30am for refreshments
We will start the morning with coffee and bagels

11:00 am Presentations will start  (order may change slightly)

  • Bike Share, Assemblyman Richard Bloom
  • MANGo results, Jason Kligier
  • Samohi Safe Routes to School SRTS, plus integration to MANGo, Francie Stefan
  • Bike Action Plan, implementation, prioritization, GREEN LANES, Lucy Dyke
  • Esplanade, Cycle tracks, intersection improvements,  Joanna Hankamer
  • Pedestrian Action Plan Community outreach survey, Santa Monica Walks, Grace Phillips

We will invite the SMPD bike liaison to attend who can address questions and clarification you may have regarding enforcement and ticketing.

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Save the DATE: December 7th 2013, Local Update Meeting

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Local Update meeting:
MANGo, BAP implementations and prioritizing,
Announcements and community input!

We invite you to start your day with us on Saturday December 7th with bagels and coffee to get an update and reults on the MANGo Pop Up Greenway event, the upcoming BAP implementations and more.

Date   December 7, 2013
Day     Satuday
Time   10:30am *
Location: TBD*

* Time and location are still be worked out. Please stay tuned for location and more program information.

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And don’t forget Decemtber 5th