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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Thursday AND Friday #BikeToWorkDay pit stops in Santa Monica…… but the celebrating continues tomorrow May 18th with a Bike Ride to celebrate #BikeMonthSM and our newest Green Lanes!
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.
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
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. Free ride time on Breeze for this event – click HERE for more info.
Stay up to date on Bike Month Events, Promotion or Bike to Work Day Pitstop or HandleBar Happy Hour #HBHH on our Calendar! New events still being added!
2019, Santa Monica Bike Month & Bike to Work Day Pit Stop Map:
note: if you know of other Pit Stops not listed – lets us know and we will add them!
Pit Stops on Thursday May 16th
Pilatesmith* 8:00am -10am, At Pilatesmith at 2110 Main St, Santa Monica Stop by Pilatesmith for some cool hydration and a free core workout! We’ll have cold drinks from our friends at RECOVƎR 180 and offer you a 5-minute Mat Pilates core workout so you start your day feeling fresh and strong! And ask any of our team members about our intro offers! http://pilatesmithstudio.com
Helen’s Cycles – Thursday & Friday 8:00am – 10:30am, front of our store – 2501 Broadway Food, Drinks, Nutrition, support
Tradesy, Inc. 8:30am – 10:00am, 1217 2nd Street Drinks, water, coffee, donuts, music (a DJ) and cool Tradesy swag give-aways. http://tradesy.com
Gelson’s Market 9:00am – 11:00am, 2627 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica We will have water, snacks, and giveaways. http://Gelsons.com
Afternoon pitstops ——
Montalba Architects 4:00pm – 5:30pm – 26th/ Bergamot Metro Platform Bike Month materials, swag, Vitamin Water and Lara Bars www.montalbaarchitects.com/
City of Santa Monica, 7:30am – 9:00am – the grand-daddy of all local Bike to Work Pit Stops! Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main Street, Live Music by Sunny War & DJ Mayo, giveaways, Bike Swag, Free Food, City Bike Info and lots of fun with other bike commuters! Organized by City of Santa Monica in partnership with METRO and Santa Monica Spoke. https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Transportation/Bicyclists/
Crossroads School Arts & Sciences 7:00am – 8:00am, 1748 21st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 In front of a brick building – BIg blue canopy with tables. Water, snacks, giveaways, raffle
Snyder Diamond 7:00am – 9:00am, Front of 1399 Olympic Blvd. / 14th Street Water, juice and snacks, Giveaways
Moore Ruble Yudell 7:00am – 9:00am, 933 Pico Boulevard — Pit Stop on the northwest corner of 10th and Pico. fruit and granola bars – and enthusiasm! www.moorerubleyudell.com
Heal the Bay 7:00am – 9:30am, North West corner of 9th Street and Broadway, in front of PONO Burger (829 Broadway) Free Reusable Cup Giveaway until supplies last. Coffee & light refreshments, Prizes www.healthebay.org
Santa Monica Family YMCA 7:00am – 10:00am, 6th and Santa Monica Blvd Pitstop fun and giveaways
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. 7:30am – 9:30am, 520 Broadway – Corner of 6th and Broadway Gift Cards and Snacks www.downtownsm.com
The Bike Center 7:30am – 10:30am, 1555 2nd St (corner of 2nd St & Colorado Ave) Live DJ + breakfast burritos for the first 50 people who visit our pit stop https://thebikecenter.com
Helen’s Cycles (Thursday & Friday)8:00am – 10:30am, front of our store – 2501 Broadway Food, Drinks, Nutrition, support
Boston Properties and BIRD 8:00am -10:30am, Colorado Center, at 2500 Broadway (at 25th Street) Stop by on your bike for music, breakfast bites, coffee, snacks, water & giveaways!
Afternoon pitstops ——
Funnel Mill Rare Coffee and Tea noon – 2pm, corner of Broadway and 10th street Water, hot/cold coffee and Tea www.funnelmill.com
* Bike Month Specials offered during the all of May
The Gallery Food Hall — 10% discount when you mention #BikeMonthSM or #BikeLocal at Azule, Paperboy and Voltaggio Brothers’ STRFSH Third Street Promenade’s Premier Dining Collective is next to the famed Criterion Theater, the two-level space was overhauled in 2015-16 to create The Gallery, a state-of-the-art marquee food hall featuring unique, neighborhood-serving restaurants and a mix of indoor and outdoor dining space, including the Promenade’s only elevated dining deck. More info HERE
Pilatesmith — Pilatesmith is a new Pilates studio in Santa Monica and is excited to participate in Bike Month this year! Along with a pit stop they’re hosting on Bike to Work Day, all month long you can get $10 off a monthly membership or pack of workouts when you bike to Pilatesmith and purchase!Pilatesmith is a big believer of getting out of your car and on your feet – they encourage their Smiths to walk or bike to workout with a “Scoot, Spin, or Stroll” loyalty program.
Bike Share Connect — Free Ride* time all day May 16th , Bike to Work Day. *out of hub fees still apply — Discounted membership prices all of May. Sign up as usual! (Web buttons may read regular price but will charge promo rate) Promo rates good until end of May only. •Annual membership is now $54.75 (15¢/day) •Monthly is $6.20 (20¢/day) •Bike Share For All is $4.65 (15¢/day •Student is $4.65 (15¢/day)
Big Blue Bus – — Extend your commuting possibilities – Ride for free May 16th , Bike to Work Day. Join BBB and all the local bicycle commuters to celebrate Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 16. Bring your bike, folding bike or helmet on board a Big Blue Bus and you ride for FREE. You heard that right!
Orchestra Santa Monica — Orchestra Santa Monica Presents its ”Bohemian Rhapsodies” Concert Sunday, May 26, 2019 Santa Monica Spoke and our cycling community are invited to to attend this performance and a special offer saving $5-$10 per ticket. Click HERE to access this special on-line-only ticket offer. — During Bike Month events we will be giving away 4 complimentary tickets to this concert — courtesy of Santa Monica Orchestra.
Santa Monica Chamber — On social media use the tag #SMChamber in addition to #BikeMonthSM #BikeLocalSM and you will get free entry into the SM Chamber’s Biz@Sunset events on either 5/15 or 6/25. The Chamber will contact you via social media you post on to give you a code to get the ticket. May 15th Biz@Sunset celebrates Santa Monica’s Most Loved Businesses over drinks and small bites. This is a great way to connect and network within the local business community.
Thursday, May 16th is Bike to Work Day (BTWD) in LA County!
Santa Monica Spoke, with support from Buy Local Santa Monica is again coordinating our local BTWD Pit Stops, May 16th, plus promotions and bike events anytime during May — listings on our LOCAL MAPand posting that info for you on the regional Map hosted by Metro LA. Just sign up below and we will take care of it all for you.
We had so many great local pitstops on BTWD last year, along with great Bike Month promotions. We have new participants already signing up this year putting us on track to have yet another great Bike Month 2019 in Santa Monica! We invite any local business, individual or organization to join us celebrating by hosting a BTWD Pit Stop or Bike Month Special Promotion!
Sign up HERE to host a Pit Stop (before May 10th to assure any Metro LA swag) or anytime during May to list a Bike Month event or Promotion. — If you are interested in joining forces with another Pit Stop hosted near year please make note in the comments on the form and we will make introductions to any interested pit stops near you to coordinate.
The maps and Bike Month Specials will be updated regularly to reflect the latest additions – but don’t wait – sign up today! We can’t guarantee availability of Metro BTWD pit stop swag* – specially if you sign up after May 10th. We will provide local materials and will make the trip to Metro LA to pick up any available swag* they are offering for our local registered pit stops so hosts will be able to pick up all of the free materials and any swag* from our office in downtown Santa Monica. Local pick up of our materials and the BTWD Metro swag* will be coordinated during the week of May 13th with registered hosts.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Email us HERE
Hash tags to use and follow: #BikeMonthSM #BikeMonth #BikeLocalSM #BikeSM #BTWD #GoSaMo #FriendlyRoad @SMSpoke @BuyLocalSM