We invite you to join us and LA County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) for a two-wheeled tour of the City’s new green lanes as part of SaMo Pride Month, sponsored by Metro Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program. In June, Santa Monica is celebrating their 1st SaMo Pride Month and commitment to an inclusive and diverse community. This ride will sample some of the 19 miles of new green lanes.
The ride will meet in front of Santa Monica City Hall, located just two blocks away from the Downtown Santa Monica Metro Station. This bike tour is at a social pace with no riders left behind. Children are welcome but should be capable of riding in the street or in a trailer, child bike seat or tagalong. It’s a one-way exploration of the City of Santa Monica’s various types of bike infrastructure and introductions to a few exciting upcoming projects. The tour ends at Dagwoods Pizza – home of the Edible Glitter Rainbow Pizza! Bring smiles, a thirst for adventure, and cash if you would like to enjoy lunch after the ride. A marshal will escort those who will not stay for lunch on an easy ride back to the start of the ride or Expo Line Station
Calling all road users: people walking, biking, driving cars or scooters! The City of Santa Monica launched an interactive map to provide input on where our communities problem areas are as we studying how to best improve road safety in Santa Monica. We shared this at our last meeting and as part of the Wilshire Blvd. Safety Study outreach. We’ve had some great input – have you given yours? We are asking you to use this new interactive map tool to report any safety concerns you may have through out all of Santa Monica. Check it out at santamonica.gov/friendlyroad
Please join us for a gathering to get receive your input and get updates on Santa Monica Spoke’s community engagement, education, outreach, volunteer opportunities, Bike Month and the Santa Monica Safe Street Alliance. We will be joined by Santa Monica City Mobility staff to receive exciting updates on the launch of the “Take the Friendly Road” Campaign, Vision Zero, Updates on the Bike Action Plan and more.
Doors open at 9:30 with coffee and bagels. The meeting will start promptly at 10:00am
Three yeas ago Santa Monica led by launching Los Angeles County’s1st public bike share — Breeze, presented by Hulu!
Congratulations Santa Monica and Breeze, & Happy Birthday #3!
With shared mobility rapidly expanding with new technologies — we congratulate Santa Monica and Breeze bike share for leading the charge by improving the built environment with safer more visible traffic lanes paving the path for expanding new mobility options. Shared mobility that is more environmentally sustainable, help reduce our carbon foot print, traffic congestion and single car trips —and support our growing network of public transportation and shared mobility options. #GoSaMo
Earlier 2018 Santa Monica, along with 3 other systems led again — rolling out LA’s 1st regionally integrated bike share — with Bike Share Connect! Bike Share Connect combined 4 independent systems into one regionally connected and seamlessly integrated network which spans across over 34 square miles, from Venice Beach to Hollywood and Highland.
With the ground work laid and the spark of new mobility lit – this past year we have seen even more mobility options launch — motorized scooters and e-assist bikes — with surely more to come. Find out more about Santa Monicas’ Mobility Pilot Program here.
The milestones are just beginning! Here are a few —
11/11/14 Santa Monica City Council approves L.A. County’s first public bike share system
10/13/15 City Council approves Hulu as Breeze Bike Share’s official sponsor
11/12/15 Breeze Bike Share launches with 500 bikes, 80 stations around town, and 5,275 combined users and members!
08/15/16 Venice opens its first Breeze Bike Share hub at 5th & Rose
11/08/17 Breeze blows by 1 million miles ridden and 1 million lbs. of Co2 averted
09/17/18 Share Mobility Pilot Launch The pilot program is designed to collaboratively and flexibly develop an effective regulatory model of these new shared transportation options to ensure compliance with applicable laws while promoting health and safety.
The Share Mobility Pilot is part of the Santa Monica City Council and our community’s shared strategic goal and commitment to promote a safer, more sustainable multi-modal city of the future. This also pairs with the Council’s adoption to implement innovative Vision Zero approaches to ensure public safety and work to eliminate roadway collisions.