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Santa Monica Talks, Learn what’s happening in our City

Santa Monica Talks 2014

From the City of Santa Monica

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We invite you to you get involved. Find out what is happening and what is planned in our vibrant city. If you have questions, here is where you can get them answered!
Protected bike lanes? Equitable enforcement policies? Adopt Complete Street policy? What do you want to see?

Santa Monica Talks is for people who live and work in Santa Monica and want to learn about the city and our community. The same information is presented at each event  and all events are free so you can pick the date most convenient for you. Local restaurants will provide delicious food and drinks for you to enjoy as you learn about city initiatives and mingle and meet  your neighbors City staff and management.

Retiring City Manager Rod Gould will talk about city services and Santa Monica’s future. City staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Information is the same at each of the three events. Come to whichever event works best for you.  


View Santa Monica Talks events: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/city-managers-office-7495597451
Have questions about Santa Monica Talks? Contact City Manager’s Office

CalBike Handlebar Happy Hour Sunday November 2nd!

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Handlebar Happy Hour
to welcome California Bicycle Coalition Surf ‘n Turf ride to Santa Monica, and to highlight and honor our local leaders and superstars.

Event is free but please RSVP,
Donations are welcomed!

Handlebar Happy Hour

Day:      Sunday
Date:    November 2nd
Time:   4:00PM – 6:30:pm
Place:   Private courtyard at 1640 5th Street
RSVP: HERE

Local Chapter Santa Monica Spoke leads this months LACBC Sunday Funday Ride that will begin at the top of the Santa Monica Pier early Sunday morning. They will roll out at 9am to ride north on PCH to meet up with the CalBike Surf ‘n Turf tour at Nicolas Canyon Beach Park for lunch. After which the whole group will ride back to Santa Monica together!CalBike-surf-n-turf-Trace-alternate-w-tagline-259x300

Surf ‘n Turf is California Bicycle Coalition’s inaugural fundraising bike tour. It will embark this Saturday morning to raise awareness and funds for the Better Bikeways Campaign, increased funding and improved design for bikeways in California, and the Give Me 3 campaign. As the tour bikes down the coast they will meet up with affiliate organizations along the way to highlight local advocates, campaigns and successes with a variety of events celebrating those leading the momentum.

The tour leaves from Santa Barbara Saturday, November 1st and arrives in San Diego Wednesday, November 5th. Sunday afternoon, November 2nd the group arrives and stays in Santa Monica for the night! In collaboration with local partners, Santa Monica Spoke will host a Handlebar Happy Hour for Calbike to welcome the tour and introduce them to some of LACBC’s local and countywide victories and campaigns, and to honor bicycle and sustainable transportation advocates and superstars!

Last Weeks of the National Bike Challenge! You can still JOIN US!

Hello Team Bike Santa Monica!
This is it, we’re nearing the end of the 5 month long National Bike Challenge!
You can still join the team. Currently our Community Team Bike Santa Monica

  • Ranking 13th Nationally
  • We have accumulated 215,937 Points 
  • Together we have ridden over 87,597 miles

SAVE THESE DATES:
Handlebar Happy Hour next Wednesday
Closing Handlebar Happy Hour Party September 30th
Details coming asap!

NATIONALLY –

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Get your miles logged by the end of the month to be eligible for a September prize. If you reach the Diamond or Platinum level you’ll be entered to win the grand prize: A 4-Day North American Trek Travel trip!
Join team Bike Santa Monica and Log your September miles here  to Make Every Mile Count!

Tuesday, September 30, at midnight CT will be the last time you can record your miles for the month and have them count for the prize drawing. Anything after that will go into the overall tally.

A couple key things to remember when logging miles:1. Miles MUST be assigned to the day you rode them. (No logging one large monthly total. Why?  Because the point system considers the number of days ridden for a given month, as well.)

2. To log miles from past days:

  • Login to your account at nationalbikechallenge.org
  • Click on the red “Log Miles” banner on the home page
  • Click on the calendar view in the right hand corner of the logging window
  • Click on the day you want to add miles
  • Enter your total miles for that day in Transport or Sport/Fun
  • Click “Update Miles”
  • Repeat for the other days you rode

And with over 650 prizes already awarded, we’re upping the ante for the final month of the Challenge. We’ll have more  National Bike Challenge socks, Aero Tech Designs bike shorts, 3M sunglasses, Luna BarsBellwether gloves, Resource Revival key chains,  Planet Bike bike lights, Cat-EarsCanari clothing and more!Click here to see all of the great stuff you can win just by logging your miles.

Click here to share the fun of the National Bike Challenge with family and friends.

NBC* Handlebar Happy Hour at Pono Burger this Monday!

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Handlebar Happy Hour:
Logging Miles over Smiles -
Everyone welcome!!

Monday, June 30th
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Pono Burger: 829 Broadway

Join us, team BIKE SANTA MONICA and our fabulous community partners for a fun social evening and log miles over smiles! All are invited!
Our friends at Pono Burger are supporting us with complimentary organic russet and sweet potato fries, and delicious lemonade!
Also available – order from their gourmet burger (veggie options) and salad menu, plus draft beer selections – YUM!

You can log miles for all this month up until the last day of June!

Join the fun and help us compete nationally as we continue to build the local momentum in the *National Bike Challenge! We’ll be there along with team members from Santa Monica Bike Center and SM City staff to answer question, help you enroll or help log your miles.
Giveaways and Prizes!

At this June Handlebar Happy Hour we will have a prize giveaway for all who attend. In addition, 4 randomly selected team riders* will win 4 awesome prizes (*minimum Bronze Level, 250 pts logged)! Winners can choose a $25 gift card to Pono Burger, Areal Restaurant, The Misfit Restaurant, or Co-opportunity! Team prize winners names will be drawn and sent out Monday! You don’t need to be present to win, but first to arrive get first choice from the team drawing prizes!  Must be present to win random prizes!
We will have a computer available for you to join and log miles! You have until the end of June to log miles ridden retroactive back to the 1st of the month!! Every mile counts!

Join team BIKE SANTA MONICA and help bring together our local biking community, become involved and take part in our growing local bike culture!
Join the Challenge – Ride with us!

May Handlebar Happy Hour Areal on Main Street
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The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists — and encouraging countless new riders. The goal is to unite 50k riders and log 30 million miles by September 30th! Current tally is 41k riders for 8,742,762! We can do it!  In its simplest form it is a logging center for users to record miles ridden and be part of the national community of bicyclists. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, colleagues and the greater community to ride more. Win prizes from our local partners and great prizes from the National Challenge!

Memorial Park Neighborhood Plan Workshop

Community Workshop: Memorial Park Neighborhood Plan

The City of Santa Monica invites you to attend COMMUNITY WORKSHOP #2 for the Memorial Park Neighborhood Plan. Share your ideas about the area around the future 17th Street Expo Light Rail Station and Memorial Park. Amount some of the important items that will be discussed are the potential neighborhood uses, open space, parking, circulation.

DATE:        Thursday, January 16tH
TIME:        6:30PM – 9:30PM
WHERE:    Civic Center, East Wing, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica

Participate now by taking a short survey at: click here for survey 
Or copy and paste this linkL  http://www.memorialparkplan.net

Help create great walkable bikeable communities that support active & public transportation
Let’s get ready for the EXPO light rail!

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Tonight: Parker Dusseau Launch at Bike Effect

Tuesday December 10th, 6:30-9:30pm
Bike Effect, 910 Broadway, Santa Monica

Join us tonight!

FREE BIKE VALET Provided by Santa Monica Spoke & Bike Effect
FREE Parker Dusseau gift for first 50 that arrive by bike
Percentage of proceeds benefit Santa Monica Spoke

Event Partners:
Bike Effect, Parker DusseauHubert’s Lemonade, Lagunitas Brewing Co & Santa Monica Spoke

Join the Facebook event here

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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

Many more miles of BETTER BIKE LANES, Yes please!

People for Bikes
More miles of better bike lanes.Across the U.S., better bike lanes are hitting the ground. The new designs create dedicated, protected space on streets for people on bikes. The lanes use posts, parked cars, planters or curbs to make bicycling more comfortable for more people.

Momentum for these lanes has been growing: New York City started building them in 2008, Chicago has built 17 miles of protected lanes in the last two years, Atlanta installed its first this year, Memphis has pledged to build 15 miles in the next two years, and Omaha and Lincoln are in a race to be the first city in Nebraska to get one.

Protected bike lanes are on the rise.

Early in 2012, PeopleForBikes launched the Green Lane Project to champion these innovative facilities. Why? Because they turn a busy street into a place where more people are comfortable riding. Protected bike lanes help remove barriers that dissuade people from hopping on a bike to visit friends, get to school or work, or cruise to the neighborhood frozen yogurt place. That’s good news for everyone—whether you are seasoned rider or new to bicycling.

Our strategy to promote protected bike lanes has two main components: Raising awareness about them and getting them on the ground. In early 2012, we selected six cities that were poised to make a lot of progress: Austin, Chicago, Memphis, Portland OR, San Francisco and Washington DC. We provided them with grants, technical and strategic support, and a good dose of inspiration. And they’ve made huge progress. About half of the new lanes built in the last two years are in these six cities. The effort worked so well, we’re doing it again. We just opened the application process for Green Lane Project 2. We’ll select six new cities in early 2014, and help them make progress.

Are you hearing about protected bike lanes in your community? Join the conversation on our website or Facebook page.

-The PeopleForBikes team

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