Santa Monica – A Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community –
Let’s aim for Platinum!
If you’re like so many of us in Santa Monica, you ride your bike around town for commuting to work or school, heading out for a meal, shopping and daily errands, or just to enjoy a great day in the sun experiencing and engaging with our community. Santa Monica is ranked as a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. With our support the City has recently re-applied to earn a higher ranking highlighting the improvements and just how far we’ve come in the past few years. We celebrate the continued build-out of our bike network and the Michigan Avenue Greenway MANGo, the launch of Breeze – LA County’s first Bike Share system, the arrival of Expo light rail, the Expo line bike path and the opening of the Colorado Esplanade protected bike lanes, MORE GREEN LANES, new protected bike lane on the California Incline offering yet another new bike connection to the beach, and so much more!
With the adoption of broader community input and as part of the vetting process, the League is soliciting comments about biking in Santa Monica via this online survey: Please join us and take a moment and fill it out! The survey closes on September 15, 2016 at Midnight Pacific Time.
The City of Santa Monica received its first designation in May of 2010 with Bronze Level and a Silver Level Bike Friendly Community designation in May 2013. REPORT CARD from 2016. We have TWELVE Bike Friendly Businesses out of 97 for the entire state, plus Santa Monica College one of only 14 Bike Friendly Universities in the state.
Let’s aim for Platinum. Give your input and help us continue the momentum for an even more bikeable, walkable community!
See how California ranks HERE