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Wilshire Safety Study: Community Engagement Meeting 2

The City of Santa Monica has been 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 second community workshop at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, east wing (1155 Main Street, Santa Monica). The is a special meeting of the Planning Commission to introduce a range of safety treatments and continue community input.

The Wilshire Safety Study’s first community workshop was held on June 8 at Reed Park. Thanks to all who attended and provided input. For those who were not able to attend, it is not too late to get involved or provide comments! Provided input via any of the methods listed below. The next community workshop will be held Thursday, October 17th and will focus on summarizing the input that has been received from community members, and presenting different safety treatment options for Wilshire Boulevard.

Ways to participate and provide input on the safety recommendations?

  • Attend the next Community Meeting to provide input October 17th 7 p.m. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium – East Wing 1855 Main St, Santa Monica.
  • For those who can’t make it, there are still opportunities to provide comments online, or you can e-mail directly
  • Click here to sign up for updates

Lyft Scooters Skills, Community Event October 13th!

Event Cancelled Due to Unhealthy Air Quality.
Our Hearts Are With Our Neighbors Impacted By The California Fires.

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, October 13th 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!

Community Empowerment Safe Streets Workshop

We invite you to join us at Virginia Ave Park Teen Center – Sunday, September 22nd to help create safer streets for walking, biking and scooting in the Pico Neighborhood at this community workshop. All are welcome.

COAST is This Sunday, September 15th!

Don’t forget Kidical Mass(ive) Saturday! Global bike ride for the entire family, kids to seniors! Join us at Clover Park starting at 9am!

Sunday is COAST: Santa Monica Open Streets Celebration!!

Come visit our activation on Ocean Ave, just north of the Santa Monica Pier!
We will have lots of FREE fun activities including:
• Free Youth Small Wheels Skills Course! – bring your wheels or borrow one of our bikes
• Bike Safety Checks – air pump, minor repairs!
• Helmet Decorating – always fun!
•. #BikeLocalSM #BuyLocalSM backpack coloring!
• Suffragette Sash Decorating! – with League of Women Voters Santa Monica
•. Sign up to win 1 of 2 FREE Huffy Cruisers!!

On September 15, everyone is invited to this free city celebration of a more people-powered and sustainable Santa Monica where they can showcase their favorite real or imaginary car-free way of getting around. In addition to the two miles of car-free streets filled with roaming musicians, hands-on activities and an assortment of participatory classes, the event will be a pageant of attendees’ creativity.
See more on the event page HERE

WHERE: The event will be held on more than two miles of car-free streets in and around Downtown Santa Monica, including Ocean Ave. from Wilshire Blvd. to Colorado Ave., Colorado Esplanade from 5th St. to and including the Pier, and Main St. from Colorado Ave. to Pier Ave.

Kidical Mass(ive) Global Family Bike Ride this Saturday, Sept. 14th!

Kidical Mass(ive)
September 14th @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SANTA MONICA KIDICAL MASS GOES MASSIVE… AGAIN!
A ride for the entire family – kids to grandparents!

Join us starting at 9am for coffee, juice and morning munchies along with craft activities!! 

click image for all the event info!

En Español
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

THE THEME WILL AGAIN BE SWASH BUCKLING PIRATES!
– in Celebration of TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!
Fun of pre- ride activities!! Helmet & LWV Suffragette Sash decorating. You can get pre-decorated for COAST!
• PRIZES for best outfits 

Join us Saturday, September 14th, 2019 for the fifth Santa Monica Kidical Massive, Global Family Bike Event! All ages from kids to seniors!

For the fifth year we’ll be riding and celebrating on the largest “global family bike ride” ever and we’re looking for another great event in 2019! Join us as THOUSANDS of families around the globe go for a bike ride together. We’ll be showing that all people on bikes kids to seniors are traffic too — and that cities that plan for biking for all ages are more livable, healthy, sustainable, profitable, and FUN!

Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT  A PROBLEM! Special 20% discount on Rentals at the Santa Monica Bike Center.

More info on the event page HERE