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Wilshire Safety Study Community Meeting: June 8th

Community Engagement Public Meeting 1

The City of Santa Monica is conducting a roadway safety analysis for Wilshire Boulevard between Ocean Ave. and Centinela Ave. We want your help to identify safety issues and concerns!

Please join us and attend this first community workshop on June 8th at Reed Park Auditorium (1133 7th Street, Santa Monica). The meeting is open house format, so drop-in anytime.

In 2019 there will be a series of community engagement opportunities and outreach to help inform this project. Want to get involved? Please sign-up for project information at the weblink (below). Stay tuned for the second of these two larger community meetings this fall – 2019.

For those who can’t make it, there will be opportunities to provide comments online, or you can e-mail directly at safe.wilshire@smgov.net.

This effort is part of the citywide safety initiative called Take the Friendly Road.

See our event page HERE

Provide transportation safety input via the Take the Friendly Road interactive map.
Live or work in the neighborhood and want to participate in the community listening workshops?
– Click here to sign up for City updates
– Contact the project team at Safe.Wilshire@smgov.net

19th Annual Summer Soulstice Festival is June 23rd!

19th Annual Main Street Santa Monica Summer SOULstice Festival  – Let the countdown begin!

Bringing SOUL to the street for Santa Monica’s only mile-long music festival on Sunday, June 23! Entertainment and fun for the entire family!

Presented by the Main Street Business Improvement Association, the 19th Annual Summer Soulstice Festival will feature 6 stages and showcase Main Street businesses along with over 100 local vendors, activation sites for all ages including rock star pet party and kid’s stage, 7 satellite bars and car-free streets spanning one mile long!
Benefiting Heal the Bay and Santa Monica Spoke!

For all the latest info stay update:
FACEBOOK: HERE
EVENTBRITE: HERE
WEBSITE: HERE

Free Screening Paris to Pittsburgh

May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

THE CLIMATE FOR CHANGE IS NOW!

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. 

And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act.

“Paris to Pittsburgh shines a light on the many forgotten communities and people who have been affected by climate change in our country, as well as solutions for how we can fight back and reduce our carbon footprint. I’m proud to be part of this poignant and powerful documentary, and admire the pro-active approach Bloomberg Philanthropies has taken with this project and this issue; we need meaningful change.”– Rachel Brosnahan

When: Wednesday, May 29th, 7:00 pm*
Where: Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave. Santa Monica

More info on the event listing HERE

Tomorrow: Bike Ride with City Manager to Celebrate Green Lanes!

Thursday AND Friday #BikeToWorkDay pit stops in Santa Monica…… but the celebrating continues tomorrow May 18th with a Bike Ride to celebrate #BikeMonthSM and our newest Green Lanes!

Join us May 18th on a Ride with City Manager and staff to celebrate our newest green lanes – click image to go to the event page.

Grab your bicycles or get and head to City Hall, 1685 Main St., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 as we join City Manager Rick Cole for a bike ride on the newly painted lanes. All are welcome.
• Children should be capable of street riding or in a bike seat or trailer.
• No bike? or Want to give Breeze a try? – for this event you can get 
FREE RIDE TIME on BREEZE! Limited to supplies on hand.


RSVP HERE to reserve a Breeze bike with free ride time for the event.


Installation of the green lanes advances the mode shift and Vision Zero components of the City’s Mobility Strategic Goal by further implementing the Bike Action Plan, which was developed with extensive community outreach and support. Santa Monica Spoke is partnering with City of Santa Monica to organize a fun bike ride to highlight some of our newest green lanes.
For more background on the green lanes click HERE

See the facebook event HERE