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Kidical Mass(ive): Global Family Bike Ride

Join us for this years Kidical Mass(ive):
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mark you Calendar!
SANTA MONICA KIDICAL MASS GOES MASSIVE… AGAIN!

RSVP email us at RSVP@SMSpoke.org
To volunteer for this or other events email us at Volunteer@SMSpoke.org

Clover Park  at 25th & Oak

Performance Bikes will be here doing bike safety checks.  

  • THE THEME WILL AGAIN BE SWASH BUCKLING PIRATES!
    – in Celebration of TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!
  • PRIZES for best outfits 

Join us Saturday, September 15th, 2018 for the fourth Santa Monica Kidical Mass(ive), Global Family Bike Event! 

For the fourth year we’ll be riding and celebrating on the largest “global family bike ride” ever and we’re looking for another great event in 2018! Join us as THOUSANDS of families around the globe go for a bike ride together. We’ll be showing that Kids are Traffic Too and that cities that plan for family biking are more livable, sustainable, profitable, and FUN!

You too can organize a ride in your community; register your community and start planning your event now.

Shared Mobility Pilot Vendors Announced

Press Release City of Santa Monica

Santa Monica Selects Bird, Jump, Lime and Lyft for Shared Mobility Pilot

The program launching September 17th expands Santa Monica’s vision of a multi-modal city

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Today, the City of Santa Monica announced the selection of Lime, Bird, Lyft and Jump as the four operators to participate in the City’s Shared Mobility Pilot Program set to kick off on September 17, 2018. This pilot program builds upon the City’s existing Breeze Bike Share system, and expands Santa Monica’s commitment to be a truly multi-modal community that offers residents and visitors a variety of sustainable and convenient transportation options.

The Santa Monica City Council directed staff to create the pilot program in June 2018, including the selection of up to four shared electric mobility device operators. Each of the four selected operators will begin the pilot with an initial allocation of 750 devices each, totaling 1,000 e-bikes and 2,000 e-scooters.

Following the launch, the number of devices each operator is authorized to deploy may increase or decrease based on utilization and performance. The e-scooters and e-bikes will complement Santa Monica’s existing network of human-powered Breeze bikes. Operated by CycleHop, Breeze launched in November 2015 as the first bike share in Southern California, and now boasts a fleet of 500 bikes at 86 stations throughout the community.\

The pilot program has been designed to collaboratively and flexibly develop an effective model to regulate these new shared transportation options to ensure compliance with applicable laws while promoting health and safety. It is part of the City Council’s strategic goal to promote a multi-modal city, and pairs with the Council’s adoption of innovative Vision Zero approaches to ensure public safety and work to eliminate roadway collisions.

“The selected companies bring a wide range of local, national and international experience that will contribute to a comprehensive and informative pilot program,” said Director of Planning and Community Development David Martin. “The City looks forward to working closely with each of these operators to identify innovative solutions that help create a viable, well-operated long-term shared mobility program in Santa Monica.”

The selection, detailed in a memorandum, comes after a thorough de novo review of the applications by the Planning Director, and factors in selection committee recommendations, public comment and submitted application materials.

Both the selection committee and Planning Director reviewed applications based on seven criteria, including experience, operations, ability to launch, education strategies, compliance record, financial viability and safety compliance.

For more information about Santa Monica’s shared mobility program or the selection process, visit www.smgov.net/sharedmobility.

More Information

Planning Director Memo >
FAQs >
One Sheet on the Shared Mobility Pilot Program >

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Tonight! HandleBar Happy Hour and a Ride with the Mayor!

August Ride with the Mayor joins our monthly HandleBar Happy Hour on a ride to The Brixton

Join Mayor Ted Winterer and all of us in kicking off the Labor Day weekend with a 3.5-mile bike ride to our monthly HandleBar Happy Hour!

Meet us at 5:15 – we plan to leave at 5:30pm from Santa Monica City Hall and end at The Brixton for our monthly #BikeLocalSM #BuyLocalSM #MultiModalSM HandleBar Happy Hour.

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.

Join us for the ride or meet us on route or at The Brixton – our route is posted HERE

Upcoming Events – this weekend and beyond!

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Saturday, August 25th
Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update: Community Workshop #1

Thursday, August 30th
Ride with the Mayor to HandleBar Happy Hour at The Brixton!

Saturday, September 8th
Walk with the Mayor & Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival

 

Saturday, September 15th
Kidical Mass(ive): Global Family Bike Ride

Sunday, October 7th
COAST: City of Santa Monica Open Street Event

Walk with the Mayor & Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival

Saturday September 8th will be packed with fun!

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UPDATED
Start the day on a Walk with Mayor pro tempore Gleam Davis from Reed Park at 10am

Then join us at the Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival starting at 11:am!

We will again have a bike rodeo / obstacle course and we are giving away more Huffy Cruisers!

Join us in boosting your health and happiness by attending this year’s FREE Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival. The festival is packed with fun, with over 70 exhibitors, there will be workout demo’s, health screenings, and give-a-ways, plus so much more. You don’t want to miss it!

We’ll be there sharing lots of info on bike safety, Safe Routes to School, a bike safety skills course for the kids and we are giving away Huffy Cruisers!! .

Hosted by the @cityofsantamonica @smchamber and @buylocalsm