Category Archives: Safe Routes to School

Interactive Safety Map – add your concerns!

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Calling all road users: people walking, biking, driving cars or scooters! The City of Santa Monica launched an interactive map to provide input on where our communities problem areas are as we studying how to best improve road safety in Santa Monica. We shared this at our last meeting and as part of the Wilshire Blvd. Safety Study outreach. We’ve had some great input – have you given yours? We are asking you to use this new interactive map tool to report any safety concerns you may have through out all of Santa Monica.
Check it out at santamonica.gov/friendlyroad

Bike Ride with City Manager to Celebrate Green Lanes!

May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.


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. Event is HERE


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

Happy National Bike to School Day

Today is National Bike to School Day – and all week in Santa Monica we celebrate with Bike it! Walk it! Bus it! or Scoot it!

The City of Santa Monica’s semi-annual Bike It! Walk It! Bus It! week encourages kids to be active, by getting to school using alternative modes of transportation. National Bike to School Day is today Wednesday, May 8th

HBHH tomorrow, SM Spoke meeting Saturday and May is Bike Month!

This Thursday April 25th striating at 5:30pm – all are welcome! Click image to see all the info in the calendar event.
Join us Saturday starting at 9:30 with coffee, bagels, meeting begins at 10am with and lots and lots up updates on bike, pedestrian and safety projects like Safe Streets for 17th, Take the Friendly Road Campaign with the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities by 2026, Santa Monica Safe Streets Alliance and more! We will be joined by City staff working these projects. Agenda posted as confirmed. Click image for the latest info and agenda.
Get ready – get info on events, volunteering and bike to work day pitstops and happy hours!! Updates begin shortly!! Check all the tabs in the Bike Month drop down tab from any page for the latest.

Kidical Mass: Earth Day Garden Ride

April 20th, starting at Memorial Park!
KIDICAL MASS The Lorax Earth Day Bike Ride Tour to Park Drive Community Garden with FUN hands-on KIDS Workshops

Free: Please RSVP HERE

DATE:    SATURDAY APRIL 20th, 2019
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
START:  MEMORIAL PARK
–  By playground enter on 14th Street.
PIT STOP Activities at Park Drive
– Broadway between 24th & Park Dr

Our Earth Day theme is Dr Seuss’ The Lorax.
We will spend more time at the Park Drive Park and Community Gardens with more fun activities!!

The Lorax was Dr. Seuss‘ personal favorite of his children’s book. It chronicles the plight of the environmentand the Lorax, who speaks for the trees against the Once-ler. As in most Dr. Seuss works, most of the creatures mentioned are original to the book. What costume will you dream up?

The book is commonly recognized as a fable and a story Dr Seuss was able to create addressing economic and environmental issues without it being dull. “The Lorax,” he once explained, “came out of me being angry. In The Lorax I was out to attack what I think are evil things and let the chips fall where they might.”

Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Community Gardeners for Santa Monica’s Kidical Mass: The Lorax Family Ride and Garden Tour 2019. 
We will take a family friendly ride in Santa Monica to visit Park Drive Community Garden for a special kid friendly event. Prizes and giveaways!


SM Community Gardens

Schedule
9::00am – 12:30pm

– Check-in, Morning Snacks (coffee and juice), Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating.
We ride to Park Drive Park and Community Gardens for extended pitstop activities!
– Pitstop host Santa Monica Community Gardeners
– Ride to Pit Stop visit at PARK DRIVE COMMUNITY GARDEN extended activities
– Family Garden tours and Community Garden Workshop for the kids, seed planting, the life of soil!
– Face Painting at Park Drive Park
– Pancakes cooked right at the park, kids can create their own gummy worm dirt cups
– Ride back to Memorial Park by noon,

* 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!



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Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT  A PROBLEM !
Special 20% discount on Rentals at the Santa Monica Bike Center. You can find special Kid carrying cargo bikes, kid seats, trailers, tandems, tag-a-longs!! Anything you could need at a 20% discount for rentals) – Please reserve online and write “Kidical Mass” in the special requirements section of the reservation – 20% discount will be applied at check out! Reserve early and plan to pick up bikes Saturday morning in time to arrive at the event.