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TELL THE GOVERNOR TO SIGN THE COMPLETE STREETS BILL TODAY!

Santa Monica Spoke joined CalBike and 80+ organizations in support in support of Complete Streets Bill SB 127. Collectively we believe that local streets should include safe space for people who walk, bike or scoot, not just fast-moving cars. We have support from major cities as well as rural/suburban, along with endorsements from elected officials. Many of you have been posting, retweeting, blogging, and putting out action alerts. This has resulted in hundreds of calls and nearly 2500 emails to the Governor’s office. 

If you agree, please email Governor Newsom and ask him to sign the Complete Streets Bill, SB 127. This bill will require Caltrans to serve the interests of all road users when it repairs or repaves local streets it controls.

Caltrans has resisted this bill. Governor Newsom needs to hear from you that you want Complete Streets today!

SB 127 has been sitting on the Governor’s desk waiting for a signature (and attention among all the rest of the headliners) – at this point we know he is hearing about the issue and may be briefed as early as tomorrow.  But the Caltrans fiscal impact issue still looms. While Calbike and Coalition partners have provided information to counter the Caltrans inflated estimate and the Dept of Finance flawed analysis, we still have convincing to do, especially pointing to the degree of need. 

Time for a big push directed at the Governor. There are multiple posts on the CalBike twitter page you can retweet, or create your own as some partners have done (thanks, Transform!). Please tag  @CAgovernor @GavinNewsom and @ScottWiener, and #SB127 and #completestreets.

Tell Governor Newsom to sign SB 127, the Complete Streets Bill. 

The more people who email Newsom, the more he’ll know that the people of California are holding him to account when he says “If anyone is wondering if climate change is real, come to California.”

(Feel free to customize the email with your own experience of riding and walking on Caltrans streets!)

Click here to send your email to Gov. Newsome today!

Support Complete Streets Bill Call Gov. Newsom now!

Thank you to all of you who emailed Governor Newsom and asked him to sign the Complete Streets Bill!
Now, we’re joining California Bicycle Coalition and safe streets partners in ramping up the pressure to pass
this bill for safer biking and walking on local streets that Caltrans controls.

Caltrans is too often an obstacle when local communities try to create livable streets.
Please call Gov. Newsom and ask him to sign SB 127, the Complete Streets for Active Living Bill.
Call (916) 445-2841 right now!

State your name, zip code, and that you are calling to urge the governor to support SB 127.
Here are some additional talking points:
• SB 127 is the most-cost effective way to make our streets safer.
• SB 127 is a sensible law that will require Caltrans to follow its own Complete Streets policies. 
• If you are serious about tackling climate change, we have to make it easier and safer to bike, walk,
and take transit. SB 127 will do all that.

Caltrans is too often an obstacle when local communities try to create livable streets. 
Tell Governor Newsom to sign SB 127 for safer streets.
Call him at (916) 445-2841 now.

Thank you!
P.S. Every call makes a difference. Please call Governor Newsom now at (916) 445-2841

Ask Governor Newsom to sign the Complete Streets Bill today!

The Complete Streets for Active Living Bill (SB 127) needs one more thing before it becomes law: a signature from Governor Newsom.

Caltrans has asked for a veto, so please email the governor your support for the Complete Streets Bill
right now!Caltrans is too often an obstacle when local communities try to create safer streets. The Complete Streets Bill requires them to include safety in their repaving and rebuilding projects. It will save lives.

Can you speak out for the Complete Streets Bill today? It just takes a minute.
Yes! I’ll take action! >>
Thank you for supporting SB 127 and Complete Streets! 

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.

Woman’s Equity Day: Ice Cream Social

Join us and the League of Women Voters Santa Monica this Sunday to celebrate Women’s Equity Day with ice cream in the park! Yes there will be nondairy options!!
Fun activities for all ages with our suffragette sash decorating along with a short program on Women’s Equity Day!

On August 18th we celebrated 100yrs of women’s right to vote. The bicycle was an integral part of the suffragette and women’s emancipation movement. This begins a year long centennial celebration and collaboration with the League of Women Voters Santa Monica. We hope you will join us.
@lwvsantamonica #womensequityday #suffragette