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!
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:
Simply save and print your free one-way ticket below, then show it to your driver when boarding.
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.
SAVE THE DATE: 2500 Broadway. May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 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.