Category Archives: #SaferStreets

Happy Birthday Breeze Bike Share!

Three yeas ago Santa Monica led by launching Los Angeles County’s 1st public bike share — Breeze, presented by Hulu!

Congratulations Santa Monica and Breeze,
& Happy Birthday #3!

With shared mobility rapidly expanding with new technologies — we congratulate Santa Monica and Breeze bike share for leading the charge by improving the built environment with safer more visible traffic lanes paving the path for expanding new mobility options. Shared mobility that is more environmentally sustainable, help reduce our carbon foot print, traffic congestion and single car trips —and support our growing network of public transportation and shared mobility options. #GoSaMo 

Earlier 2018 Santa Monica, along with 3 other systems led again — rolling out LA’s 1st regionally integrated bike share — with Bike Share Connect! Bike Share Connect combined 4 independent systems into one regionally connected and seamlessly integrated network which spans across over 34 square miles, from Venice Beach to Hollywood and Highland. 

With the ground work laid and the spark of new mobility lit – this past year we have seen even more mobility options launch — motorized scooters and e-assist bikes — with surely more to come. Find out more about Santa Monicas’ Mobility Pilot Program here. 

The milestones are just beginning! Here are a few — 

The Share Mobility Pilot is part of the Santa Monica City Council and our community’s shared strategic goal and commitment to promote a safer, more sustainable multi-modal city of the future. This also pairs with the Council’s adoption to implement innovative Vision Zero approaches to ensure public safety and work to eliminate roadway collisions.

Park(ing) Day 2018: Downtown Santa Monica!

Park(ing) Day is this Friday, September 21st
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come visit us Downtown Santa Monica on Arizona, between Second and Fourth Streets for one of the largest Park(ing) Day activations in the region!  #Park(ing)Day!

Park(ing) Day is a worldwide annual event in which people are encouraged to reclaim and transform valuable urban real estate generally dedicated solely for the automobile into a multi-purpose gathering space for people to interact, relax and experiment. It’s a day to think about the future of our downtown and how we would like to see our urban environment evolve. What is the range of possibilities for creativity in a public space usually dedicated to the storage of a private vehicles?

To celebrate Park(ing) Day, Downtown Santa Monica Inc. has partnered with mobility companies Waze Carpool, Bird and Lyft, as well as the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division and Santa Monica Spoke for one of the largest Park(ing) Day activations in the region. We are so excited to participate as we all set up mini-parks along Arizona Avenue between Second and Forth Streets and feature different amenities and activities.

The parklets were created according to the theme “Street of the Future.”

Please take a seat, enjoy the mini-parks and share your thoughts on the street of the future.View the event on Facebook here

Kidical Mass(ive) is tomorrow, Saturday, Sept 15th at Clover Park!

Kidical Mass(ive): Global Family Bike Ride

SANTA MONICA KIDICAL MASS GOES MASSIVE… AGAIN!

RSVP email us at RSVP@SMSpoke.org
To volunteer for this or other events email us at Volunteer@SMSpoke.org

Join us at 9am for breakfast snacks, coffee and juice, plus entertainment for the Kids before the ride!

Clover Park at 25th & Oak. See the event here for all the details!

Performance Bikes will be here doing bike safety checks.
THE THEME WILL AGAIN BE SWASH BUCKLING PIRATES!
– in Celebration of TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!

  • PRIZES for best outfits 

For the fourth year we’ll be riding and celebrating on the largest “global family bike ride” ever and we’re looking for another great event in 2018! Join us as THOUSANDS of families around the globe go for a bike ride together. We’ll be showing that Kids are Traffic Too and that cities that plan for family biking are more livable, sustainable, profitable, and FUN!


Breeze-Hulu-Logo
Don’t have a bike –
You can #RideBreeze!

Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT  A PROBLEM !sm_bike_center
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.

Kidical Mass(ive): Global Family Bike Ride

Join us for this years Kidical Mass(ive):
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mark you Calendar!
SANTA MONICA KIDICAL MASS GOES MASSIVE… AGAIN!

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

Performance Bikes will be here doing bike safety checks.  

  • THE THEME WILL AGAIN BE SWASH BUCKLING PIRATES!
    – in Celebration of TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!
  • PRIZES for best outfits 

Join us Saturday, September 15th, 2018 for the fourth Santa Monica Kidical Mass(ive), Global Family Bike Event! 

For the fourth year we’ll be riding and celebrating on the largest “global family bike ride” ever and we’re looking for another great event in 2018! Join us as THOUSANDS of families around the globe go for a bike ride together. We’ll be showing that Kids are Traffic Too and that cities that plan for family biking are more livable, sustainable, profitable, and FUN!

You too can organize a ride in your community; register your community and start planning your event now.

Tonight! HandleBar Happy Hour and a Ride with the Mayor!

August Ride with the Mayor joins our monthly HandleBar Happy Hour on a ride to The Brixton

Join Mayor Ted Winterer and all of us in kicking off the Labor Day weekend with a 3.5-mile bike ride to our monthly HandleBar Happy Hour!

Meet us at 5:15 – we plan to leave at 5:30pm from Santa Monica City Hall and end at The Brixton for our monthly #BikeLocalSM #BuyLocalSM #MultiModalSM HandleBar Happy Hour.

Bring your own bike, helmet, lock & water bottle. Children are welcome but should be capable of street riding or in an appropriate child seat or trailer. There is no cost to participate.

No bike? No problem! Just grab a Breeze Bike Share Bike.

Join us for the ride or meet us on route or at The Brixton – our route is posted HERE