Action Alert: Safety Projects Bergamot Area

Follow up on Bergamot Area Safety Projects: Item 5A

Thank you all for your many letters to council — You were heard! 
Last night, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved the contract for the First/Last Mile Plan for Bergamot Station (Agenda, Item 5A;  Video, 2:59). After a decade-long public process the final hurdle for the project proved more difficult than expected (see video linked) despite a unanimous 6-0 vote that will allow the city to begin construction.

Here is a comprehensive write up on Santa Monica Next

Santa Monica City Council will consider approving these funded projects at tonights meeting Item 5A on tonights Council Meeting Agenda
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Can you attend tonights council meeting and testify as to your support?

Please join us with an email to Council  TODAY voicing your support for safer streets for all and to support our city’s commitment to Vision Zero — to protect vulnerable road users, like people walking and biking, with streets designed to be safer for everyone.

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Re: Support Item 5A, Stewart Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Safety Enhancement Project

Dear Santa Monica Mayor, City Council and City Manager:

I support the Bergamot Area Improvements the demonstrate the City’s commitment to safer streets for everyone. Please do not waver to prioritize improving bike and pedestrian infrastructure and Vision Zero and Award the Stewart Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Safety Enhancement Project. The City must continue the overwhelming community supported commitment to prioritize and protect vulnerable road users, like people walking and biking, with these collective projects that prioritize the design of safer streets for everyone. 

Please approve Item 5A and prioritize safer streets!

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