Author Archives: Cynthia Rose

Westside Global Climate Strike: Black Friday

A coalition of youth-driven groups are organizing a LA regional climate strike on November 29th, Black Friday, at Tongva Park in downtown Santa Monica, 12-3PM.  Alexandria Villasenor, the Fridays For Future activist from New York, co-founder of US Youth Climate Strike and founder of Earth Uprising will attend and be one of the speakers at the strike.  A march is planned through Downtown Santa Monica, a die-in, live performances, networking time, tabling for organizations and media presence.

Regardless of why you ride a bicycle – our beloved bicycles are zero emission and part of climate crisis solutions!

“We would love to turn out a contingent of people of all ages – with all kinds of bikes – to make the point that bicycles are part of climate solutions”

Click here to RSVP or volunteer!

Find out more in our calendar event HERE

The strike is organized by multigenerational activists from all different organizations, ally businesses, and schools including Paul Revere Middle School, Santa Monica High, Pali High, Venice High, Loyola Marymount University and Santa Monica College.

Wellbeing Summit 2019

The Wellbeing Summit is a one-day free and interactive event on November 16th, 2019, to spark conversation and action around community wellbeing.
For more on the event, please visit the website.

STEPS TO REGISTER

After you click the “Register” button above, you will:

1. Pick a Session!

  • Morning (10AM-12PM)
  • Midday (12PM-2PM)
  • Afternoon (2PM-4PM)

2. Provide contact information.

3. Select two workshops to attend per Session. See the list of workshops to choose from by flowing the registration link above!

REGISTRATION IS IMPORTANT – HERE’S WHY:

Space is limited in the workshops! The Wellbeing Summit is free and all are welcome. And, attendance is based upon first-to-register basis. Registration confirms your space.

Please arrive 30 minutes before your session to check-in.

Workshop details and event schedule are available at: santamonica.gov/wellbeingsummit.

The Future of Mobility in Santa Monica | A TechFire Panel Discussion

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Join us for a discussion on the future of mobility in Santa Monica, and on the vitally important role that sustainable and equitable transportation options play for tackling the climate crisis, addressing equity issues, and improving mobility and quality of life for all. 

Santa Monica already leads the region in so many ways on mobility issues — but as Santa Monica’s Climate Action & Adaptation Plan notes there is still much more progress to be made. Join us for what promises to be an enlightening, wide-ranging, and fun discussion as we think big and look to the future of what’s possible.

Panelists: 

  • Rick Cole, City Manager, City of Santa Monica
  • Cynthia Rose, Director, Santa Monica Spoke
  • Douglas Curl, Regional General Manager – West, Spin (Ford Smart Mobility)
  • and more TBA

Just a few of the themes to be addressed:

  • expanding protected bike lanes: Santa Monica already has some protected bike lanes in limited locations, but their spread pales in comparison to green bike lanes, which are great but offer far less protection
  • positioning Santa Monica to take advantage of a Green New Deal: strategies for getting the extension of the Metro Purple Line (“D Line”) to Downtown Santa Monica in the pipeline to take advantage of a possible federal Green New Deal down the line in the future
  • what’s next for scooters and micromobility more broadly in Santa Monica: lessons from the Shared Mobility Pilot Program as the City prepares for the next permit program in 2020
  • autonomous vehicles: how will the change Santa Monica, and how do they help or hurt environmental and equity issues?
  • the Big Blue Bus battery-electric bus pilot
  • lessons from other cities around the world
  • mobility as a human right: ways to further address equity issues relating to mobility (from micromobility to transit to EV carsharing, and beyond)
  • an update on next steps on implementing the transportation components of Santa Monica’s Climate Action & Adaptation Plan, and the latest on the work of the Task Force on the Environment and Subcommittee on the Electric Vehicles (including the  Electric Vehicle Action Plan)
  • and more!

About:
2:30 pm: doors open, 3–4:30 pm: panel discussion

Venue: Santa Monica Public Library (Main Library) Multipurpose Room (2nd Floor)

Lyft Scooters Skills, Community Event November 10th!

FREE EVENT

Join us for a day at the beach to learn more about Lyft Scooters and shared micro-mobility transportation options. Santa Monica Spoke’s certified instructors join the Lyft education and outreach team to be on hand to help boost your skills at this fun and free event!  

Interested in learning more about scooters and road safety?
Join Lyft and Santa Monica Spoke at the Santa Monica Bike Campus Sunday, November 10th for next scooter safety event.

Find out more about scooters and shared micro-mobility options. Learn the rules of the road, your rights and responsibilities, add new safety skills and techniques in a safe off road environment.

*Scooters are allowed on the campus for this event only. The beach is an e-scooter NO RIDE ZONE.  

We’ll also be giving out helmets and refreshments for riders!

October HandleBar Happy Hour @TR!P

2101 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Since 2013:  TRiP’s wine list has been comprised of ONLY wines grown locally in the Malibu region. Niiiice!

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

Our Happy Hours support local businesses and BuyLocalSM


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Get all the info and updates on the Calendar Event HERE
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….

If it’s on your way don’t forget to pass the Bike Counter!


Big thank you to our September #BuyLocalSM #BikeLocalSM #HBHH venue Gilberts El Indio!

Think Santa Monica First …. Buy “Bike” Local