Category Archives: Meeting

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


502 Colorado Green Building

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) 

-     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! 

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


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


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

Best guess on timing for this evening:

© Cynthia Rose


Items presented to City Council
Tuesday, February 11th
Any thing can happen –
Watch the meeting

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


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 or contact Jason Kligier, AICP at 310-458-8341 or

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

Pop-Up MANGo Tactical Urbanism                  MANGo Greenway


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:

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

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

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.

Fairview Branch Library,  2101 Ocean Park Blvd
Saturday, December 7th, 2013

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.

MANGO FESTIVAL 2Mango FestivalSMW logo Square

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


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.

Click image to Download BAP.pdf document  (it's a large file)


And don’t forget Decemtber 5th 

LACBC Open House: Victories of FUTURE PAST

LACBC Open House: Victories of FUTURE PAST

Save the Date:
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
6:00pm – !0:00pm
LACBC Headquarters at the Historic Banks Huntley Building, Ground Floor
634 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Free for LACBC (& local chapter) members
$10.00 General Admission 

Learn about LACBC’s victories of past and future from the Local Chapters, Neighborhood Bike Ambassador program, campaigns, programs, and more!
Mingle, enjoy refreshments courtesy of New Belgium and Pete’s Cafe.
Dance to the sweet sounds of DJ Skramble
Have your photo taken in our Photo Booth,
and party the night away!

RSVP to Facebook event and spread the word!

LACBC Open House Flyer

Let’s Talk About Health: the Public Health Approach to Walking and Biking

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition Planning Committee is at it again, this time in partnership with Los Angeles Walks. This month’s event will focus on the connections between active transportation and public health, and how bike and pedestrian advocates can hone their messages, work with allies in the health field and otherwise leverage the recent surge of interest in healthy communities to maximum effect: hope you can make it.

Please join us

Let’s Talk About Health: the Public Health Approach to Walking and Biking
  • Craig MartinezNeighborhoods Program Manager, Healthy California Program, The California Endowment
  • Jean ArmbrusterDirector, PLACE Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Malcolm CarsonGeneral Counsel and Policy Director for Environmental Health, Community Health Councils

When: Thursday, November 21st, 7 PM – 9 PM
Where: Edison Room, LACBC HQ (634 S. Spring Street, LA, 1st Floor)
Free for LACBC (& Local Chapters) members & 2013 LA Walks donors
$10 general admission

Join Facebook event here
Refreshments courtesy of Angel City Brewery

Spread the word!
Lets talk Public Health Flyer

Save the Date: LACBC’s next speaker series event November 21st


LACBC and LA Walks are delighted to announce the next Speaker Series event here at LACBC Thursday, November 21st, 7 PM – 9 PM

Let’s Talk About Health: the Public Health Approach to Walking and Biking
Craig MartinezNeighborhoods Program Manager, Healthy California Program, The California Endowment
Jean ArmbrusterDirector, PLACE Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Malcolm CarsonGeneral Counsel and Policy Director for Environmental Health, Community Health Councils

Where: Edison Room, LACBC HQ (634 S. Spring Street, LA, 1st Floor)
Free for LACBC members & 2013 LA Walks donors
$10 general admission

Spread the word!