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Bike Plan Update: Virtual Meeting with SM Mobility Staff: Sunday, Nov 12

City of Santa Monica Mobility Staff will Join us for a Virtual Online Meeting to present updates on bike and safety projects, campaigns, and to get your feedback. Please join us Sunday November 12th at 10am.

Meeting Discussion and Topics:

  • Bike Action Plan Update
  • Broadway and other Bike Corridor Projects
  • New Bike and Safety Projects and Campaigns
  • 17th Street Ribbon Cutting Event

To get the zoom link please click here to Register and to submit questions for staff or for discussion.
Any updates will be added to Calendar Event HERE

Final Meeting: Weigh in on LADOT Westside Mobility Projects!

Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is in winding up the outreach process of planning a network of four bikeways connecting Westside neighborhoods and adjacent cities. The proposed bike routes will feature traffic calming measures to make them comfortable for riders of all ages and abilities. These routes will mostly follow neighborhood streets.

This Final Session will share findings and feedback received in prior events, technical recommendations and collect final feedback on potential improvements.


Final Virtual Workshop – Focus on Santa Monica to Ballona Creek & West LA to Del Rey
Thursday, November 9, 2023 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Click HERE to register: bit.ly/WestsideNove9 Zoom Meeting ID: 871 8483 8306




LADOT is wrapping up the outreach campaign for bike safety corridor improvements on the Westside.  They last virtual workshop is this Thursday, November 9th.
 At this workshop, the LADOT team will be sharing initial recommendations and collecting some final feedback on the potential improvements.


Join us providing input for better bikeways in WLA!  


There are multiple ways you can weigh in on these projects – and maybe win a bike too!

Check out the English/Spanish Flyers HERE:

Continued Item for Safer Bike Lanes is back on the Council Agenda this week – email your support!

Agenda item 16E was continued from the last council meeting when 4 council members shocked the community and voted no on a motion to extend the meeting past 11pm — without finishing the Agenda. We cannot ever remember a meeting where this occurred. Two former Santa Moinca Mayors weighed in on the shocking vote here:
Kevin McKeown | Denny Zane, plus a community opt-ed here.

Please join us – again- along with our Santa Monica Safe Streets Alliance partners to support Santa Monica City Council Members Zwick, Torosis, and Mayor Davis’ Item 8K (formerly 16E) that proposes we prioritize timely and effective solutions to make our streets safe for everyone.

Click here to go see the full Council Agendanow agenda Item 8K

Voice your support in directing the City to measures that prevent dangerous motor vehicle incursions into our current and future bike infrastructure. Please join us and send your support to Council in advance of the meeting Tuesday, September 26th with this “One click to Email Council.” We encourage you to personalize, add your own stories or comments – and please don’t forget to sign your name and add your zip code.

View our letter of support here

Santa Monica Safe Streets Alliance is a collaboration of local and regional advocacy organizations and community members that together promote and support the implementation of our community’s shared goals of complete streets that are designed to be safe, equitable and welcoming to everyone.

Easy One click to Email Council
Feel free to personalize, add your own stories or comments – and please don’t forget to sign your name and add your zip code.

Council item emails:
gleam.davis@santamonica.govphil.brock@santamonica.govchristine.parra@santamonica.gov, lana.negrete@santamonica.gov, jesse.zwick@santamonica.govCaroline.Torosis@santamonica.govoscar.delatorre@santamonica.govcouncilmtgitems@santamonica.gov, david.white@santamonica.govcouncil@smgov.net

Weigh in on LADOT Westside Mobility Projects!

Join us providing input for better bikeways in WLA!

Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is in the process of planning a network of four bikeways connecting Westside neighborhoods and adjacent cities. The proposed bike routes will feature traffic calming measures to make them comfortable for riders of all ages and abilities. These routes will mostly follow neighborhood streets.

There are multiple ways you can weigh in on these projects – and maybe win a bike too!
We will share more events as they are scheduled.

THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS WILL SEEK INPUT ABOUT SAFETY CONCERNS AND POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENT MEASURES.  

Open House Workshop –
Focus on Santa Monica to Westwood Corridor 
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 | 5-7 PM 
Collins & Katz Family YMCA, 1466 S Westgate Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025 

Pop-Up –
Focus on Santa Monica to Ballona Creek & West LA to Del Rey
Sunday, September 17, 2023 | 9 AM-2 PM 
Mar Vista Farmer’s Market, 3826 Grand View Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90066 

Pop-Up –
Focus on Santa Monica to Ballona Creek & West LA to Del Rey
Friday, September 22, 2023 | 6-9 PM 
Penmar Summer Concert Series, 1233 Rose Ave Venice, CA 90291  

Virtual Workshop –
Focus on Santa Monica to Ballona Creek & West LA to Del Rey 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM 
Click HERE to register: Zoom Meeting ID: 826 6749 4445 

Open House Workshop –
Focus on Santa Monica to Ballona Creek & West LA to Del Rey
Friday, September 29, 2023 | 5:30-7:30 PM 
Bikerowave, 12255 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 

Pop-Up –
Focus on Santa Monica to Westwood Corridor
Thursday, October 5, 2023 | 10 AM-2 PM 
UCLA Sustainable Transportation Fair 

THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS WILL SHARE FINDINGS FROM THE FEEDBACK RECEIVED IN THE EVENTS LISTED ABOVE AND RELATED TECHNICAL RECOMMENDATIONS. 

Virtual Workshop – Focus on Santa Monica to Westwood Corridor 
Thursday, October 12, 2023| 5:30 – 7:30 PM 
Click HERE to register: bit.ly/WestsideOct12 Zoom Meeting ID: 865 3463 9625

Virtual Workshop – Focus on Santa Monica to Ballona Creek & West LA to Del Rey 
Thursday, November 9, 2023 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM 
Click HERE to register: bit.ly/WestsideNove9 Zoom Meeting ID: 871 8483 8306

Check out the English/Spanish Flyers HERE:

Support Council Item 16E for Safer Streets: Email Council Today!

Click here to go see the full Council Agenda

Please join us, along with our Santa Monica Safe Streets Alliance partners to support Santa Monica City Council Members Zwick, Torosis, and Mayor Davis’ Item 16E that proposes we prioritize timely and effective solutions to make our streets safe for everyone. Voice your support in directing the City to measures that prevent dangerous motor vehicle incursions into our current and future bike infrastructure. Please join us and send your support to Council in advance of the meeting Tuesday, September 12th with this “One click to Email Council.” We encourage you to personalize, add your own stories or comments – and please don’t forget to sign your name and add your zip code.

Santa Monica Safe Streets Alliance is a collaboration of local and regional advocacy organizations and community members that together promote and support the implementation of our community’s shared goals of complete streets that are designed to be safe, equitable and welcoming to everyone.

Easy One click to Email Council
Feel free to personalize, add your own stories or comments – and please don’t forget to sign your name and add your zip code.