Come visit us at Santa Monica Spoke, Santa Monica Safe Routes to School, GoSaMo Team, and the Santa Monica Safe Street Alliance AND SO MUCH MORE. We will host another fun bike & small wheels obstacle safety course and bike safety checks by Performance Bicycle for the kids. Free and low cost helmets and lots of materials and information to share! A day of healthy outdoor activities for all ages!
This free community event, co-produced with the city of Santa Monica, will feature music, pop up shops, and interactive classes, and lots of opportunities to get to know your City. Local businesses will provide expertise, advice, health screenings, and free product samples to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle for the entire Santa Monica Community. Businesses from every neighborhood will be there. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this amazing feel-good festival and help support your local businesses, schools, and public services!
The City of Santa Monica is updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan (PRMP), originally released in 1997. Join the City of Santa Monica on Saturday, August 25, 2018, for the first community workshop of the PRMP Update at the Civic Auditorium East Wing from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
The new Master Plan Update invites you to give input on future Safe Routes to Parks, improved pedestrian and bicycle access around the Santa Monica Airport (with the shortened runway). When the airport closes in 2029, the new Master Plan will allow us to create a truly Great Park with up to 200 acres of open space, community gardens and 3 miles of dedicated walking and bicycle paths with unobstructed views of DTLA, the Hollywood Sign and the Pacific Ocean.
After hearing from over 2,000 people this summer through an online survey, city-wide pop-ups, and discussions with community groups and boards/commissions, the City wants to share what they heard with you! The workshop will build on community-proposed ideas and spark inspiration for even more ideas. Help develop a shared vision of what Santa Monica want our parks, recreation, and beach to look like over the next 20 years. All residents and stakeholders are invited to participate in this public input opportunity.
Doors open at 9:45 a.m. and the presentation will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Free bike valet will be provided. Free parking validation will be available for the Civic Auditorium Parking Lot (immediately adjacent to the Auditorium).
If you require any special disability related accommodations (i.e. sign language interpreting, access to an amplified sound system, etc.) please contact Community & Cultural Services by calling (310) 458-8310 or emailing email@example.com at least 3 days prior to the workshop.
Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update Community Workshop #2 will be in January 2019.
For news, details, timeline, outreach, and project summary information on the Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update visit HERE
Safe Streets for 17th Street & Michigan Avenue goes before
Santa Monica City Council Tonight.
We LOVE this project.
You can explore more HERE and HERE
Today we sent a letter to the Santa Monica City Council, management and staff in support of Safe Streets for 17th Street and Michigan Avenue. We hope you will join us and send an email with your thoughts to Council@SMGov.net
Dear Mayor Ted Winterer, Santa Monica City Council, management and staff:
Thank you for your leadership as we move toward a more sustainable, healthier and active multimodal Santa Monica. Attached is our letter expressing our enthusiastic support of the Safe Streets for 17th Street and Michigan Avenue Project and the allocation of funds to “green bike lanes” — making them more visible, safe and inviting. In particular we would like to thank the Mobility Division and Carlos Morales for their planning of this visionary project and the dedication to robust and inclusive outreach as we move toward final planning and implementation. We do believe moving the implementation to the fastest timeline feasible would be a community benefit and get us closer too achieving our city’s safety and mobility goals.
Perhaps no new technology is more hotly debated in transportation circles than autonomous vehicles. Whether you envision a future of 100% legally compliant, error-free driving or a dystopia of distant commutes and no place for bikes, autonomous vehicles are coming. In several places, they’re already here!
While the League supports the development of this technology and agrees that it has the potential to greatly reduce the traffic injuries and fatalities attributed to distracted driving, speeding and other behaviors, we also believe that these vehicles must meet some basic safety standards before being deployed on our streets.
This is why the League has called for a standardized performance test, or “vision test,” that measures an automated vehicle’s ability to recognize and respond to vulnerable road users, including bicyclists and pedestrians.
Simply put, we need your help to build awareness and momentum of the safety implications of Autonomous Vehicles before it’s too late. Please consider supporting work at the National level by donating today, and contact your Senators to demand a vision test for this new technology.