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SM City Council: Bike Month Proclamation, Vision Zero

We invite you to participate at the May 9th City Council Meeting by joining us, sending your personal input to council, and Signing the Petition for Safer Streets Today!

Santa Monica City Council Meeting May 9th, scheduled for 7:00pm – arrive 6:30pm

Will you attend? RSVP@SMSpoke.org

Sign the Petition for Safer Streets Today!

  • Officially Proclamation: May as Bike Month in Santa Monica
  • Discussion: Vision Zero – Action Alert

At the beginning of tonights Council Meeting the Mayor will proclaim May as Bike Month 2017!  Join us to celebrate our communities dedication to biking and healthily active transportation.

I addition to the Bike Month Proclamation, at this meeting the City Council will hear from staff and the public on the City’s efforts on pedestrian and biking safety programs, infrastructure improvements and implementation on Vision Zero. Here is the Staff Report on Vision Zero, Bike Action Plan, and Pedestrian Action Plan Implementation. With the 2 year budget soon to be discussed this is our opportunity to tell our city leaders we want true commitment to safety in the form of dedicated funding for improved safety infrastructure. This is our chance to tell the City that we want them to hire a full-time pedestrian safety coordinator to coordinate Vision Zero and to fund improved safety infrastructure, like buffered bike lanes, better crosswalks, and safer sidewalks.

Without a pedestrian coordinator dedicated to the task of Vision Zero to coordinate between City departments and to shepherd and oversee projects we can never realize the commitment Santa Monica made to reduce preventable traffic fatalities to zero in 10 years. The City must be transparent, coordinated and data driven if we ever wish to solve the growing epidemic of serious injuries and fatalities due to traffic collisions!

Santa Monica has demonstrated it’s commitment to the environment and reducing emissions by encouraging residents and visitors toward alternate modes of transportation like walking, biking and public transportation. With that there is also the obligation to keep us safe when we opt for these modes for our health and for the health of our community through the commitment of funds for staff and projects. With the current epidemic of serious injuries and traffic fatalities nearing double digits in just the last few weeks in Santa Monica — the time is now to make that commitment!  One’s life should not be put at risk for walking or riding a bike to get to our daily destinations.

If you have not yet signed the petition, we invite you to do so now. PLEASE also invite your friends and family to sign before the May 9th meeting. In addition to the petition you can also send your thoughts and concerns to City Council members in advance of the meeting by emailing council@smgov.net.

Click here to Sign the Petition for Safer Streets Today!

The event hours will be adjusted for the expected hearing time once the council agenda is available. The meeting begins at 5:30PM, but the hearing will not be until later in the meeting.

April Ride with the Mayor: Beach Restoration Pilot Project

The theme for the April Mayor’s Ride will be a ride along the beach path to a presentation by the The Bay Foundation and the Annenberg Community Beach House about the Beach Restoration Pilot Project.

“The Santa Monica Beach Restoration pilot project of approximately three acres aims to return a healthy and beautiful ecosystem to this beach, which in turn, will address climate change issues for both humans and wildlife. The project will evaluate increased protection for our coastal infrastructure and residences from sea level rise and erosion, while also providing a vital refuge for invertebrates, birds, and rare coastal vegetation species. It will also serve as a model for the region, showing that heavy recreational use of beaches and meaningful habitat restoration are both possible!”

Visit the website here

Bring your own bike and helmet.
No bike? No problem! Rent a bike from Perry’s or grab a Breeze Bike .

The round-trip ride will be about 4 miles. Children should be capable of keeping up at comfortable pace or in an appropriate child seat or trailer.

Ride starts at Perry’s Cafe on Ocean Front Walk at the intersection of Hollister Avenue
 Facebook event  RSVP here.

Have you heard about the North Beach Trail Improvements?

The City of Santa Monica is planning to make improvements to the Santa Monica Beach Trail between Bay Street and the north city limits to make it safer and easier for walking and biking. Community Outreach is now underway and they need to hear from you! 

  • Please take the online survey by April 23, 2017 to provide your input
    – OR you can take the survey at the event.  
  • Visit the project website for more information and updates about the project

 

Handlebar Happy Hour: Finn McCool’s

Handlebar Happy Hour #HBHH for 2017 – Finn McCool’s on Main Street!

End of every month we like to get together for fun, and to celebrate all things bike.bike_local_sticker
Always fun, always family friendly! For this event kids eat for free!
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….

Don’t forget to pass the new Bike Counter on your way!


This month, we’re excited to visit a new venue for us – Finn McCool’s!
“2015 Irish Woman of the Year” Awarded to Chef Geraldine Gilliland”

Happy Hour until 7pm
Live music starting at 8:00pm —  Devil’s Box Bluegrass

Traditional Irish Pub, live music, 200+ whiskeys, traditional Irish food
Yr Establ in SM:  2002
Live music & entertainment throughout the week.  Happy Hour specials daily (check website).

  • Traditional Irish Sunday Roast dinner Noon-11pm every Sunday.
  • Kids Eat Free from 4-7pm Mon-Sat.
  • Late Night Bar Menu 11pm-1am.
  • Traditional Irish Food with an extensive vegetarian & vegan menu! — featuring local fresh ingredients. They host parties + cater events.
    *Restrictions apply; specials & promotions may change without notice.

Of course they are Buy Local!  They support other Santa Monica businesses including the Santa Monica Farmers Market, Maggie’s Farm, Weiser Family Farms, Munak Ranch, Lula Cocina Mexicana, One Life & Whole Foods.


Celebrate #BikeLocalSM, our Buy Local SM businesses, happy hour + new friends at these monthly events!  Learn about upcoming local bike events + find out about and connect with us at SM Spoke… as we visit and introduce you to some of our Buy Local SM businesses.  Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local AND Bike Local SM!


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Handlebar Happy Hour: Herringbone

Don’t miss the last Handlebar Happy Hour #HBHH for 2016!

End of every month we like to get together for fun, and to celebrate all things bike.bike_local_sticker
Always fun, always family friendly!
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….

Don’t forget to pass the new Bike Counter on your way!


Celebrate #BikeLocalSM, our Buy Local SM businesses, happy hour + new friends at these monthly events!  Learn about upcoming local bike events + find out about and connect with us at SM Spoke… as we visit and introduce you to some of our Buy Local SM businesses.  Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local AND Bike Local SM!

This month, we’re excited to visit a new venue, Herringbone

Bringing “Fish Meats Field” to the Santa Monica Coastline

Located in The Seychelle at Ocean Avenue South, Herringbone Santa Monica features the same ocean to table flavors as its sister location in La Jolla, California as well as new locally inspired dishes. Now open, shuck a few oysters with the newest member of the Fabric of Social Dining.

As always our Handlebar Happy Hours are a Family Friendly Events. Come one and all!

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#HBHH #BikeLocalSM #BikeSM #SMSpoke #DrinkLocalSM #EatLocalSM

 

 

Real-Time Bike Counter STARTS TODAY

 

Real-Time Bike Information Hits Main Street Wednesday December 20th, 2016

New bike counter will track bikers as they pass City Hall
north and southbound

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A real-time bike counter is being installed on Main Street in front of City Hall this week to better understand the number of people getting around the city on bike while also displaying to bikers that their choice to bike counts! The counter is connected to sensors in the green lanes on Main Street, both northbound and southbound. This fun visual feedback encourages cycling and is part of the GoSaMo campaign to equip, excite, and inform everyone of new mobility options.

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE!

WHEN: Wednesday, December 19, noon – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: 1685 Main Street, near Breeze Bike Share Station (before Main St. bridge)
WHO: Mayor Ted Winterer and City Manager Rick Cole will join Santa Monica Spoke, Climate Action Santa Monica, and Breeze Bike Share for a short “bike counter” welcome event.

To learn more about the bike totem, visit http://www.eco-compteur.com/en/products/realtime-display/item/247.