Category Archives: Kids

Open House: Stewart / Pennsylvania Bike & Pedestrian Project

Please join us at an Open House hosted by City of Santa Monica for the Stewart and Pennsylvania Avenue Bike and Pedestrian Improvement project. There are two dates you can attend, December 14th or December 18th. There is also an interactive map to review and provide comments online. We were excited to give input to help shape the project to date and look forward to community input to help further build a project that will best serve equitable mobility in a safer, healthy and active Santa Monica. Together we can create a safe and friendly community for everyone.

Project Goal:
Walk & Bike Pedestrian improvements for Stewart and Pennsylvania Avenues

This project aims to make improvements that will connect local neighborhoods to transit facilities, bikeways, schools, parks, and employment opportunities. The Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE), Bicycle Action Plan (BAP), Bergamot Area Plan, and Pedestrian Action Plan all identify Stewart Street and Pennsylvania Avenue to include safety enhancements for pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages and abilities. This project plans to implement those improvements.

Project Elements:
•  Add new sidewalks, and pedestrian scale lighting on Pennsylvania Avenue between 26th Street and Stewart Street.
•  Enhance bike facility to a protected bikeway on Stewart Street between Colorado Avenue and Kansas Avenue to accommodate riders of all ages and abilities.
•  Enhance intersections at Stewart/Nebraska and Colorado/Yale.

We encourage you to check out the interactive map to review the project and provide comment.
Upcoming open house information session flyers:
•  Virginia Avenue Park Library Annex Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
•  Edison Language Academy Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Kidical Mass: Halloween Edition

KIDICAL MASS: Halloween
A Family Bike Ride for ALL AGES – Kids to Seniors!
Costume Contest

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DATE:    Sunday October 27, 2019
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON

START:  Reed Park – California Side

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke and the City of Santa Monica for Kidical Mass Halloween Ride. 
We will take an “all ages” ride* around the neighborhood North of Wilshire on this regular family friendly event. Prizes and giveaways at the park when we return!

Schedule.
9::00am – 12:00pm
Don’t miss the fun pre-ride activities!

– Check-in, Morning Snacks – (coffee, bagels, juice, and more!), Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating and games!
– ALL AGES Family Ride
– Prizes, plus post ride activities and more snacks after the ride!


* Children must be accompanied and are the responsibility of their parents. Bikes should be in good working condition. Free Safety Checks on site for minor adjustments/repairs. Please use good judgement – ride is on city streets – smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-long……

Don’t have a bike –
You can #RideBreeze!

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

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!! 

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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

Tomorrow is HandleBar Happy Hour, plus this weekend Rainbow Kidical Mass & #SaMoPride Green Lane Ride !

Kidical Mass: SaMoPride Ride
June 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

KIDICAL MASS: Rainbow Ride
Dress up in your best Rainbow gear!

Free: Please RSVP HERE

20% off your entire order when you purchase a Unicorn Pizza all June!

Join Santa Monica Spoke and City of Santa Monica for the Kidical Mass Rainbow Ride. Celebrating an inclusive and diverse community during #SaMoPride Month with a special rainbow themed ride for families with kids – infants to seniors, riders of all ages are welcome! We will take a short family friendly ride around the neighborhood North of Wilshire during this regular friendly event. Prizes and giveaways!
Post ride activities include Rainbow Pizza!!

All the event info isHERE


#SaMoPride Green Lane Ride
June 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

All the event info is HERE!

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