Category Archives: Vision Zero

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

Wilshire Safety Study Community Meeting: June 8th

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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 safe.wilshire@smgov.net.

This effort is part of the citywide safety initiative called Take the Friendly Road.

See our event page HERE

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

Meeting Saturday April 27th – Please join us!

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Please join us for a gathering to get updates and receive your input.
Find out more about Santa Monica Spoke and Santa Monica Safe Street Alliance: community engagement, education, outreach, volunteer opportunities, Bike Month.

We will be joined by Santa Monica City Mobility staff to receive exciting updates on the launch of the “Take the Friendly Road” Campaign – with the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities by 2026, updates on bike, pedestrian and safety projects and specifically the Safe Streets for 17th Street and Michigan Ave Project as well as the Bike Action Plan and more.

Doors open with coffee, juice and bagels, door prizes, Bike month info.
Meeting concludes with 30 minutes for unstructured socializing and Q&A from 11:30-noon

Children are welcome. We will have kid friendly art activities for the little ones

  • Help us be sustainable. Please consider bringing your own cup and plate. As always we will provide plates and cups as well.

Santa Monica Spoke Meeting

Please join us for a gathering to get receive your input and get updates on Santa Monica Spoke’s community engagement, education, outreach, volunteer opportunities, Bike Month and the Santa Monica Safe Street Alliance. We will be joined by Santa Monica City Mobility staff to receive exciting updates on the launch of the “Take the Friendly Road” Campaign, Vision Zero, Updates on the Bike Action Plan and more.

Doors open at 9:30 with coffee and bagels. The meeting will start promptly at 10:00am

Kid friendly

Agenda will be posted to the event page here

Action Alert: Venice Blvd Great Street under attack AGAIN

>>>>>>> JOIN US IN TAKING ACTION >>>>>>>

No matter where you live, we ask you to take action to protect the Vision Zero project in Mar Vista. We can’t let misinformation and impatience stop us from building safer streets and more vibrant communities.

We wanted to reach out to all of you who support the roadway safety project implemented on Venice Blvd in Mar Vista.

Today (02/27), the City Council Transportation Committee will vote on whether to make the project’s changes permanent. Restore Venice will be there in force to oppose the project – AGAIN – and have also filed a lawsuit to try to get the city to reverse it. This small but vocal group of opponents continues to organize to get the project removed. Let the Council know that these improvements are important to you by sending a letter. It can be as simple as a couple of sentences or you can express more of your personal opinions. You may also use the letter template below, please customize this email where you see it highlighted. The important thing is that you include the Council File # and email it to both the City Clerk and Hannah Levien from Mikes Bonin’s office. They need to receive it before the meeting at 2:00 pm – the earlier the better.

Thank you for continuing to support safe streets and livable communities!
The letters help enormously! 


EMAIL INFORMATION:
One Click to send email HERE – please customize text
 

To: councilmember.bonin@lacity.orgpaul.koretz@lacity.orgcouncilmember.martinez@lacity.orgjohn.white@lacity.orgcityclerk@lacity.orghannah.levien@lacity.org
bcc: jesi@la-bike.org, Cynthia.Rose@SMSpoke.org


SAMPLE EMAIL: please personalize

RE: Council File 19-0092, Venice Blvd Great Street

Dear Councilmembers Bonin, Koretz, and Martinez,

I am a community member who (lives/bikes/walks/drives/shops) on Venice Blvd, and I am writing to support making the Mar Vista street safety improvements permanent and ask the committee to deny the CEQA appeal.

The Great Streets improvements have made Venice Blvd. a more vibrant corridor by increasing walking, biking, and scooting by 11%. At the same time, it has significantly increased the number of new storefronts and added $3 million in business revenue to the sector. Most importantly, Venice Blvd. is undeniably safer: no fatalities or serious injuries have occurred in its first year of implementation. 

Traffic violence is the number one killer of children aged 14 and younger in America. In 2017 alone, 270 people died walking and biking in the streets of Los Angeles. This is part of why I’m working with an active community of neighbors pushing to make our streets safer.

Thank you for supporting this project and denying the CEQA appeal. The new Venice Blvd. increases our safety, decreases our environmental impacts, and makes Venice Blvd. more easy to travel and a more people-centered place. 

Your neighbor,
[Your name]
[Your address]