Category Archives: #SaferStreets

Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update: Airport2Park!

The City of Santa Monica is updating the 20 year Parks and Recreation Master Plan and has been hosting meetings with the community throughout the summer. The last planned event is this Sunday at the Summer SOULstice Festival – 11am to 1pm.

We encourage you to share your input via the online survey that will be ending soon! This is a great opportunity for all of us to give input and to reinforce community support for more open space and to replace Santa Monica Airport with a Great Park when it closes in 2029.

What kind of park do you want to replace the airport? Let the City know! Miles of protected bike and pedestrian paths? A Bike Campus with public bike repair facilities — a BMX track? How about coffee and snack concessions for people walking, biking and enjoying the park?

The online survey that will take 5-10 minutes and will ask you to drop pins on a map for your favorite beach and park and give feedback about existing recreational programs. Near the end of the survey you will be asked about LOOKING TO THE FUTURE. This will be your opportunity to drop a blue pin to focus on the Airport and put your ideas for a GREAT PARK!

Here is the LINK to the SURVEY: https://app.maptionnaire.com/en/3892

Join us in supporting a Great Park at SMO: More recreation? More Sports? More Nature? More Open Space? This is your chance! Do the survey!

For more information about about the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, here is an update: http://www.canyon-news.com/future-of-parks-in-santa-monica/78530

CASM Climate Corps Apprenticeship 2018 — Apply Now!

CASM Climate Corps Apprenticeship 2018 — Apply Now!
“Exercising my ‘reasoned judgment,’ I have no doubt that the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free and ordered society.” U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken, Juliana v. U.S. (Our Children’s Trust Climate Lawsuit)
 
Climate Action Santa Monica invites high school and college students to apply for the CASM Climate Corps Apprenticeship 2018 program.  
Do you know a young person ready to take initiative to be a bright face of the future and an engaging presence for a safe climate and true sustainability? This summer, the CASM Climate Corps 2018 Apprenticeship is open to high school and college students committed to caring for the biosphere and helping to create a resilient community.   Different from an internship, we are emphasizing ongoing learning experiences to enhance individual pursuits and imaginative teamwork, so that each Climate Corps Apprentice will communicate with diverse people living, studying, working or visiting in Santa Monica about the impact of climate change on our lives, showcasing actions that each person, family, neighborhood or group can take and sharing available Santa Monica, regional or state resources. 
If you are willing to challenge yourself and energize your thinking and talents to be a part of the CASM Climate Corps 2018, please submit an application.  Early bird deadline is Wednesday, June 6, at 6 p.m. (Pacific Time).  Deadline is Friday, June 8, at 6 p.m. (Pacific Time).
 
Interviews will be conducted on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, unless otherwise arranged for those with special circumstances.
 
Partnering with the City of Santa Monica and others, in two years, the Climate Corps has garnered much attention and appreciation.  As Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole has attested, investing in the Climate Corps, is “probably the most cost-effective use of taxpayers funds that you will find anywhere in Southern California because this was fueled by more than the stipends that the participants received. It was fueled by their youthful passion and belief in a cause much bigger than themselves.  I’ve been inspired by their talents, their caring.”
Year three promises to be inspirational in powerful, joyful ways.  Apply! 
If you have questions, email climateactionsantamonica@gmail.com

EVENT May 30th: Bicyclists’ Rights & Responsibilities – Know the Law

Road safety and equity is everyone’s concern and responsibility:

Join Bicycle Lawyer Jim Pocrass of Pocrass & De Los Reyes LLP, and representatives from the Santa Monica Police Department* to discuss Bicycle Law and knowing how your Rights and Responsibilities can protect you and make our roads safer and more equitable for everyone.
 
Please bring your questions for discussion or click here to send us your questions, concerns or comments in advance and we will collate them for discussion at the event.
 
When:    Wednesday, May 30th

Where:   Performance Bicycles, 1314 Wilshire Blvd

Reception 6:30pm (refreshments will be served)
Program begins at 7:00pm

FREE: Please click here to RSVP  

RSVP to ensure we order enough food
* LAPD has also been invited to attend but is unconfirmed.

Ride with the Mayor, HandleBar Happy Hour this Thursday, April 26th

Join us this Thursday, April 26th on a Ride with the Mayor that will highlight the exciting Safe Streets for 17th Street & Michigan Avenue planned improvements on our way to our April  HandleBar Happy Hour at The Curious Palate! 

JOIN us for either or both!

Kidical Mass: The Lorax Garden Tour & Earth Day Family Ride

KIDICAL MASS The Lorax Earth Day Bike Ride
Tour Park Drive Community Garden
FUN hands-on KIDS Workshop

Free: Please RSVP HERE

DATE:    SATURDAY APRIL 21st, 2018

TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
START:  MEMORIAL PARK
–  By playground enter on 14th Street.
PITSTOP Activities at Park Drive
– Broadway between 24th & Park Dr

Our Earth Day theme this year is Dr Seuss’ The Lorax.
We will spend more time at the Park Drive Park and Community Gardens with more fun activities!!

The Lorax was Dr. Seuss‘ personal favorite of his children’s book. It chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax, who speaks for the trees against the Once-ler. As in most Dr. Seuss works, most of the creatures mentioned are original to the book. What costume will you dream up?

The book is commonly recognized as a fable and a story Dr Seuss was able to create addressing economic and environmental issues without it being dull. “The Lorax,” he once explained, “came out of me being angry. In The Lorax I was out to attack what I think are evil things and let the chips fall where they might.”

Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Community Gardeners for Santa Monica’s Kidical Mass: The Lorax Family Ride and Garden Tour 2018. 
We will take a family friendly ride in Santa Monica to visit Park Drive Community Garden for a special kid friendly event. Prizes and giveaways!

SM Community Gardens     

Schedule.
9::00am – 12:30pm

– Check-in, Morning Snacks (coffee and juice), Bike Safety Checks by Performance Bicycles Santa Monica, Helmet Decorating.
We ride to Park Drive Park and Community Gardens for extended pitstop activities!
– Pitstop host Santa Monica Community Gardeners
– Ride to Pit Stop visit at PARK DRIVE COMMUNITY GARDEN extended activities
– Family Garden tours and Community Garden Workshop for the kids, seed planting, the life of soil!
– Face Painting at Park Drive Park
– Pancakes cooked right at the park, kids can create their own gummy worm dirt cups
– Ride back to Memorial Park by noon,

* 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……

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Don’t have a bike –You can #RideBreeze!