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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

Santa Monica Bike to Work Day Pit Stops Friday, May 17th

List of all Bike Week, Bike Month & Bike Local SM Specials

Sat. May 18th Bike Ride with City Manager to Celebrate Green Lanes!

The City of Santa Monica is expanding its green lane network by installing 19 miles of new green bicycle lanes at various locations throughout the city. Free ride time on Breeze for this event – click HERE for more info.

2019, Santa Monica Bike Month & Bike to Work Day Pit Stop Map:

City of Santa Monica,
7:30am – 9:00am – the grand-daddy of all local Bike to Work Pit Stops!
Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main Street,
Live Music by Sunny War & DJ Mayo,  giveaways, Bike Swag, Free Food, City Bike Info and lots of fun with other bike commuters! Organized by City of Santa Monica in partnership with METRO and Santa Monica Spoke.
https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Transportation/Bicyclists/ 


Crossroads School Arts & Sciences
7:00am – 8:00am,  1748 21st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
In front of a brick building – BIg blue canopy with tables.
Water, snacks, giveaways, raffle


Snyder Diamond
7:00am – 9:00am, Front of 1399 Olympic Blvd. / 14th Street
Water, juice and snacks, Giveaways


Moore Ruble Yudell
7:00am – 9:00am, 933 Pico Boulevard — Pit Stop on the northwest corner of 10th and Pico.
fruit and granola bars – and enthusiasm!
www.moorerubleyudell.com


Heal the Bay
7:00am – 9:30am, North West corner of 9th Street and Broadway, in front of PONO Burger (829 Broadway)
Free Reusable Cup Giveaway until supplies last. Coffee & light refreshments, Prizes
www.healthebay.org


Santa Monica Family YMCA
7:00am – 10:00am, 6th and Santa Monica Blvd
Pitstop fun and giveaways


Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.  
7:30am – 9:30am, 520 Broadway – Corner of 6th and Broadway
Gift Cards and Snacks
www.downtownsm.com


The Bike Center
7:30am – 10:30am, 1555 2nd St (corner of 2nd St & Colorado Ave)
Live DJ + breakfast burritos for the first 50 people who visit our pit stop
https://thebikecenter.com


Helen’s Cycles (Thursday & Friday)
8:00am  – 10:30am, front of our store – 2501 Broadway
Food, Drinks, Nutrition, support


Boston Properties and BIRD
8:00am -10:30am, Colorado Center, at 2500 Broadway (at 25th Street)
Stop by on your bike for music, breakfast bites, coffee, snacks, water & giveaways!


MId-day pitstop ——
Funnel Mill Rare Coffee and Tea
noon – 2pm, corner of Broadway and 10th street
Water, hot/cold coffee and Tea
www.funnelmill.com


* Bike Month Specials offered during the all of May

The Gallery Food Hall
— 10% discount when you mention #BikeMonthSM or #BikeLocal at Azule, Paperboy and Voltaggio Brothers’ STRFSH
Third Street Promenade’s Premier Dining Collective is next to the famed Criterion Theater, the two-level space was overhauled in 2015-16 to create The Gallery, a state-of-the-art marquee food hall featuring unique, neighborhood-serving restaurants and a mix of indoor and outdoor dining space, including the Promenade’s only elevated dining deck. More info HERE

Pilatesmith
— Pilatesmith is a new Pilates studio in Santa Monica and is excited to participate in Bike Month this year! Along with a pit stop they’re hosting on Bike to Work Day, all month long you can get $10 off a monthly membership or pack of workouts when you bike to Pilatesmith and purchase!Pilatesmith is a big believer of getting out of your car and on your feet – they encourage their Smiths to walk or bike to workout with a “Scoot, Spin, or Stroll” loyalty program. 

Bike Share Connect
Free Ride* time all day May 16th , Bike to Work Day. *out of hub fees still apply
— Discounted membership prices all of May. Sign up as usual! (Web buttons may read regular price but will charge promo rate) Promo rates good until end of May only.
•Annual membership is now $54.75 (15¢/day)
•Monthly is $6.20 (20¢/day)
•Bike Share For All is $4.65 (15¢/day
•Student is $4.65 (15¢/day) 

Big Blue Bus
— Extend your commuting possibilities – Ride for free May 16th , Bike to Work Day. Join BBB and all the local bicycle commuters to celebrate Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 16. Bring your bike, folding bike or helmet on board a Big Blue Bus and you ride for FREE. You heard that right!

Orchestra Santa Monica
— Orchestra Santa Monica Presents its ”Bohemian Rhapsodies” Concert Sunday, May 26, 2019
Santa Monica Spoke and our cycling community are invited to to attend this performance and a special offer saving $5-$10 per ticket.
Click HERE to access this special on-line-only ticket offer.
— During Bike Month events we will be giving away 4 complimentary tickets to this concert — courtesy of Santa Monica Orchestra.

Santa Monica Chamber 
— On social media use the tag #SMChamber in addition to #BikeMonthSM #BikeLocalSM and you will get free entry into the SM Chamber’s Biz@Sunset events on either 5/15 or 6/25. The Chamber will contact you via social media you post on to give you a code to get the ticket.
May 15th Biz@Sunset celebrates Santa Monica’s Most Loved Businesses over drinks and small bites. This is a great way to connect and network within the local business community.