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!
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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