Samohi classes start next week, so it’s time to help the community figure out to best bike to campus. Biking to Samohi is can be easy, is green and healthy for you and the planet. This event is free and open to Samohi students and their parents.
* Free helmets for the first 50 students!
Meet at 9:30 am at one of the following locations for donuts and refreshments.
Each group will then ride together to Samohi campus and back. Bring your own bike, helmet and lock.
Two meet up starting points:
Southside: Fairview Branch Library
2101 Ocean Park Boulevard
Music, games and Ice Cream! A “pop-up” Bike Lane, free helmets and helmet decorating plus a bike obstacle and safety course by Santa Monica Spoke for the Kids!
See the event HERE!
click to see full size flyer
17th Street is experiencing an increase in the number of people walking and biking. People are using the street for neighborhood trips as well as to get to and from the Expo Light Rail station at 17th and Colorado. Members of the community have reached out to say they don’t feel comfortable walking or biking at night or during the early morning along 17th Street. The City is working towards adding safety improvements along 17th Street from Pico Boulevard to Wilshire Boulevard and Michigan Avenue from 14th Street to 19th Street to help address the safety concerns.
The goal for the project is to address community concerns and help people feel more safe and comfortable to walk or bike. Another goal of the project is to respond to requests to have the street feel more like a neighborhood street and less of a cut-through street.
The project proposes to improve the pedestrian lighting, create better crosswalks and make people who bike more visible and better protected. Help us make 17th Street safer and more comfortable for everyone.
The City of Santa Monica invites you to a meeting to discuss improving bicycle and pedestrian crossing on Pico Boulevard at 30th Street / Dorchester Avenue.
When: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Where: Community Corporation of Santa Monica, Community Room, 2345 Virginia Ave.
The discussion will focus on different approaches to provide direct and less stressful options for crossing Pico Boulevard at 30th / Dorchester. This meeting is an important opportunity to provide guidance and give input on this segment of the City’s bike and pedestrian network (extension of the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway – MANGo) that connects residents to parks, work, schools, and community destinations.
This crossing on Pico Boulevard would allow direct access to MANGo and destinations on the north side of the 10 Freeway like Expo Light Rail, the Expo pedestrian/bike path and Ishihara Park via the Dorchester Tunnel. It would also provide south connections to Clover Park and destinations on Ocean Park Boulevard as well the continuation of MANGo.
A strong desire to improve bicycle and pedestrian crossing at Pico Boulevard at 30th Street / Dorchester Avenue has been identified by community members during previous Bike Action Plan and Pedestrian Action Plan outreach. Santa Monica Spoke is encouraging the community to give input, get information and provide support for these proposed improvement possibilities at this meting or if you cannot attend by contacting Peter Dzewaltowski with the City of Santa Monica.
Contact Peter Dzewaltowski at 310-458-8292 or Peter.Dzewaltowski@smgov.net with your questions or concerns. More information about the project may be found on the City’s website at HERE
We are a GO for the Ride! Arrive early and don’t miss the fun!
DATE: SATURDAY February 11th TIME: 9:00 AM – NOON START: Virginia Avenue Park (2200 Virginia Avenue – north side of the park) – meet north side of park at 22nd Street
Free: Please RSVP HERE so we have enough refreshments and activity supplies!
Join Santa Monica Spoke and the City of Santa Monica for the next Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride. You never know what special guest could join us – last year we were joined by Madi Carlson from Seattle’s Kidical Mass and City Councilwoman Pam O’Connor – Maybe the Mayor?!.
Drawings and Prize for BEST DRESSED!
Pre-ride snacks, Coffee, and beverages for the kids (Please be sustainable and bring your own cups), Helmet Decorating, Prizes, Free Bike Safety Checks provided by TBD, & Check-in Arrive early and don’t miss the FUN We return to Clover Park for FUN and post-ride snacks provided by KIND. Valentine Cookie Decorating is planned!
* 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 bike –
You can #RideBreeze!
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.
Info at the event on Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway, MANGo Phase II and Safe Routes to Edison Language Academy.
Please join us on January 9 and give input on what you think about proposed walking and biking enhancements for eastern section and connections of MANGo near Edison Language Academy. Whether you live in the area or use MANGo as a connection to your destinations your input is welcome.
Discussions will include:
Curb extensions at Stewart St./Kansas Ave., Virginia Ave./27th St., and Kansas Ave. mid-block
Median extension at Pico Blvd./30th St./Dorchester St., eliminating left turns off Pico Blvd. and through traffic across Pico Blvd.
Traffic circle at Delaware Ave./22nd St.
Please join the City of Santa Monica for a COMMUNITY FORUM on Monday January 9th – Drop by anytime between 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Community Corporation of Santa Monica Community Room (2345 Virginia Avenue) Información en español – Páse en cualquier momento entre 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Shot before Expo Light Rail Line arrived – this is a great look at the steps City of Santa Monica has taken to move us toward a safer, more active, healthy and sustainable community that serves it’s residents and welcomes visitors. If you haven’t been here lately – COME VISIT US!
“Santa Monica certainly has a wave of transportation wonders taking flight. Like many cities they seem to be trying out a heaping of everything: bike share, a mix of bike lane treatments, a new rail line, neighborhood greenways, a pedestrian action plan (incorporating Vision Zero), a new people-friendly promenade/protected cycletrack where the Expo line terminates and of course they always have the hard-to-miss Big Blue Bus!
Just in the last six months they have launched both Breeze bike share and opened the Expo rail line to downtown Los Angeles which cuts travel times from an hour and a half by bus to 50 minutes. (Personal note: after spending the day shooting this story I endured a 2 hour and 15 minute bus ride back to L.A.’s Union Station. So at rush hour it can be even more tortuous than that!) The Breeze bike share was my first experience with the smart bike program and it was easy to use and comfortable.
So come see just some of the many options the city has employed to make getting around as easy as possible whatever mode you choose. Thanks much to the wonderful Cynthia Rose from Santa Monica Spoke who made my first visit there a joy by giving me the grand tour.”
Bring the stuff to BYO “brew you own” or just bring a full cup of your morning beverage with you 🙂 Search Instagram for lots of photos, #ballonacreekcampcoffee. If you’re on the east side look up with #larivercampcoffee!
Hard to believe it was three years ago we were celebrating the announcement of our Bike Friendly Community Silver Award from the League of American Bicyclists, Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC).
Now as we continue our quest for GOLD, join us on a Guided City Tour of some of our newest bike lanes, infrastructure and MANGo. We will start with a visit to the nearly complete Esplanade with our DTSM protected 2 way cycle track and the Expo II 4th Street Station. Give input, ask questions hear about what’s up next –
We are confirming a venue for a Handlebar Happy Hour after our ride! The ride begins in front of Santa Monica City, 1685 Main Street at 5:00pm
Breeze SM Community Ride is a monthly group ride for current and prospective Breeze members. The ride meets at 10 at Expo 17th Street Breeze Station. This week we’ll explore the Santa Monica’s bike infrastructure as we point our local bike friendly businesses and attractions. Additionally, we’ll learn helpful tips on how to better use
the Breeze bike share system, including checking out, locking, flexibility of “out of station” and “hold” features, multiple bike check out on one account, and Rules of the Road
Ride Breeze Bike Share or ride your own bike – all are welcome!
It promises to be a day of exploration and fun!
On the ride you’ll experience some of Santa Monica amazing bike infrastructure. Surely to be a day of fun and excitement.
Participants’ ride time will be credited FOR THREE HOURS and first time participants can receive a FREE helmet. You must be 16* or over to participate (*under 18 must accompanied by parent or guardian and wear a helmet).
Join us Saturday morning for coffee, bagels, lively discussion and FUN!!
Updates & Input: Bike Month, EXPO, Bike Action Plan Implementation, Samohi SRTS / MANGo, Colorado Esplanade, Mobility Initiative, Santa Monica’s 1st Open Street Event!
• Francie Stefan, City of Santa Monica Mobility and Transportation Manager will share updates on Santa Monica’s Open Street Event, Pedestrian Action Plan, the City’s Mobility Initiative and the completion of the new Colorado Esplanade and opening of EXPO light Rail and Bike Path.
• Michelle Glickert, City of Santa Monica’s Bike Coordinator will give us Bike Action Plan updates and request your ideas and input on next steps. Projects: Green Lanes and Bike Technology Demonstrations, MANGo. Brief updates on programs like SRTS and bike ed classes and events.
• Vision Zero
• City of Santa Monica Bike Share – stat updates and Breeze Outreach Team opportunities,
Ride Breeze Bikes that we will have there for you to test ride.
• Be the first to hear about some exciting upcoming events!
• SMPD Bike Liason sends his regrets for this meeting – we look forward to meeting him at the next one
• Bike Month: Gear Up May 1st and more events ALL MONTH – NEED VOLUNTEERS
• You can sign up or renew your SM Spoke / LACBC membership for special perks. Meet and join our lively group of volunteers.
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!!