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Main Street’s 18th Annual Summer SOULstice Block Party!

THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!
Main Street’s 18th Annual Summer SOULstice Block Party, Presented by Corefit Orthotics Returns Sunday June 24th!

Benefiting Heal the Bay and Santa Monica Spoke, the summer festival with SOUL, will feature 5 live-music stages and 18 bands,  showcases Main Street businesses along with 100+ local vendors, activation sites for all ages, 4 beer & wine gardens and for the first time, car-free streets spanning nearly one mile long! 

For all the latest info see the event updates:
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/162203331108796/
EVENTBRITE: https://soulstice18.eventbrite.com
WEBSITE: http://www.mainstreetsm.com/summer-soulstice

June, Ride with the Mayor will depart in time to arrive for the start of the Festival!

Bike it! Walk it! Bus it! Week: May 7th-11th, Santa Monica

The City of Santa Monica’s semi-annual Bike It! Walk It! Bus It! week encourages kids to be active, by getting to school using alternative modes of transportation.

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The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Elementary and Middle Schools will be celebrating Bike It! Walk It! Bus It! week between May 7thand 11th! Bike It Walk It is a community institution in Santa Monica that encourages families to try walking, bicycling, skateboarding and scootering to school. Students from the Santa Monica High School Solar Alliance hosted the inaugural event in 2007, and since then it has expanded to every school in the District.

The Safe Routes to School program is a partnership between the City of Santa Monica, the District, Santa Monica Spoke and the Parent Teacher Association to reduce traffic congestion near schools and promote health, safety, environmental, and community benefits. The Bike It! Walk It! effort supports community engagement through this environmentally friendly program.  Please join SMMUSD as we bike, bus, scoot, skate, and walk to school!


Students Ride BBB Free All Week

Santa Monica public school students (K-12) can ride BBB for free any time during Bike It! Walk It! Bus It! week. This year, you have two ways to participate:

    1. Simply save and print your free one-way ticket below, then show it to your driver when boarding.
    2. Download the Token Transit app to ride BBB with your smartphone. Register for your free 5-day pass on Token Transit at: http://www.tokentransit.com/BIWIBISpring18.

The complimentary pass is good for unlimited rides on BBB between Monday, May 7th and Friday, May 11th, and may be downloaded in advance.

Thursday Ride with the Mayor & #HBHH

Hope you can join us April 26th for a Ride with the Mayor, see exciting Safe Streets for 17th Street & Michigan Avenue, and HandleBar Happy Hour at The Curious Palate!
Join us for one or both.

The ride will begin at Colorado Center Park (corner of Broadway and 26th Street) and end at The Curious Palate (395 Santa Monica Place) for our monthly Bike Local – Buy Local Santa Monica HandleBar Happy Hour. Bike Valet parking will be available at the Santa Monica Bike Center (2nd & Colorado) until 8 pm.

Bring your own bike, helmet, lock & water bottle. Children are welcome but should be capable of street riding or in an appropriate child seat or trailer. There is no cost to participate.
No bike? No problem! Just grab a Breeze Bike Share Bike.

 


Our Route –
We plan to roll at 5:30 pm


 

Conversation with Dutch Students: Urban Cycling Institute, Rotterdam


SAVE THE DATE: 2500 Broadway.
May 2 @ 5:30 pm7:00 pm
Social to follow at The Daily Grill in the Colorado Center. 

Many are aware of Dutch bicycling infrastructure and how well it supports everyday bicycling,  for people of all ages. Join us as we kick off Bike Month with an evening conversation with this years group of students from the Cycling Institute in Rotterdam. The conversation will include a comparison of traffic law in the Netherlands, and how it’s different from our legal system in the U.S. How not only infrastructure, but Dutch laws support bicycling.

The topics for this evenings conversations will be:

  • Dutch traffic Laws: liability of motorized vehicles vs slow modes of traffic and how these Laws came about. A comparison with Calif.
  • Cycling and retail: students analyze several interesting international studies and have reached out to local business on Main Street Santa Monica to interview retailers.
  • Bike share in NL: a history and current situation
  • Transportation poverty in low-income neighborhood in Rotterdam: why the people there are rejecting cycling. Based on survey and interviews the students recently have undertaken

Every year a new group of students visit the Los Angeles from the Cycling Institute in Rotterdam.