You’ll learn how to use the Breeze bike share system, including checking out, locking, flexibility of “out of station locking” and “hold” features, multiple bike check out on one account and more! We’ll then take a short tour of Santa Monica bike infrastructure to demonstrate how some of these features work and can be used. You’ll also learn basic bike safety tips and Rules of the Roadto help reduce conflicts and keep your rides SAFER & FUN — all while enjoying the community and connecting with Bike Local businesses. Surely to be a day of fun and excitement. At this first event we will visit and get a short tour of the Main Street Farmers Market.
Registration is FREE but required — Please click here to RSVP today! Attendees must be 16* or over (*under 18 must accompanied by parent or guardian and wear a helmet) You will be sent registration and event information.
Already a Breeze Member? Plan to BRING A FRIEND and earn bonuses!
Expo Line trains have begun testing. Bulletins will be issued to keep you informed of the dates, times and frequency of movement through the community.
Please obey all warning signs and traffic signals when crossing the tracks.
Always look both ways before crossing any street.
Never walk on railroad tracks.
Watch for trains from both directions.
Use the crosswalks. Do not jaywalk across the tracks.
In conjunction with the Cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica and the Expo Construction Authority, Metro will be conducting a headway (frequency of train service) test to verify that the train control system can meet headways established by Metro. This test is necessary as we lead up to full train service (Spring 2016).
SUNDAY – SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 – 16, 2016, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Along the Expo Line tracks from National/Palms Station to the Downtown Santa Monica Station (at 4th St. & Colorado Ave.) DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Traffic signals will operate on regular cycles. To ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists, it is necessary to obey ALL traffic signs and signals at ALL times.
Metro thanks you for your cooperation.
Santa Monica’s own Francie Stefan (2X nominee) and State Assembly Member Richard Bloom were honored with nominations this year. In past years Santa Monica Bike Center and SM Spoke’s own Cynthia Rose have received coveted nominations. In 2013 Pam O’Connor won elected official of the year!
See the 2015 winners in all 6 categories here – including LACBC’s own Tamika Bulter tied with Mark Lopez for the Deborah Murphy Award for Excellence in Advocacy.
Though not surprised – we are SO EXCITED that Santa Monica’s own Breeze Bike Share now boasts almost 5000 total members and over 1000 Annual Founding Memberships! All in just over a month and a half since launch. Quick calculations put that at a higher per capita than Citi-Bike’s comparatively huge and successful system launch in New York City!! The days are short in the winter and sunsets come early – But luckily for us – Founding Memberships have been extended through the New Years Weekend and won’t sunset until Monday. Don’t miss out — Sign up TODAY!
Buy a Founding Membership or GIFT ONE HERE – Anyone can become a Founding Member for only $99. Founding Members get a full year of bike share use including 60 minutes of daily riding time, a special gift, and a limited edition Founding Member card.
This year there are six categories: Elected Official, Civil Servant, Business, Media/Journalism, Advocacy – Individual, and Advocacy – Group.
Voting HAS ALREADY STARTED and will close on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at noon. Reader voting accounts for one half of the scoring this year, with one quarter going to SBLA staff voting, and another quarter going to a SBLA steering committee vote.
Happy New Year to you ALL, may your new year be filled with biking and happiness. From commuting, errands and recreational rides remember – each bike is one less car and zero emissions contributing to climate change. Together we will make a difference!
Support safe city streets and help end hit and run crimes by taking part in Finish the Ride, Run, Walk ‘N Roll Across The Valley!! All proceeds will benefit Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) and Happy House.