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 getÂ 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. â€¢ Children should be capable of street riding or in a bike seat or trailer. â€¢ No bike? or Want to give Breeze a try? â€“ for this event you can getÂ 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 Cityâ€™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
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 ourÂ LOCAL MAPÂ and posting that info for you on the regional Map hosted by Metro LA.Â Just sign up below and we will take care of it all for you.Â Â
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.Â — 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 toÂ coordinate.Â
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.Â Email us HERE
Hash tags to use and follow: #BikeMonthSM #BikeMonth #BikeLocalSMÂ #BikeSM #BTWD #GoSaMo #FriendlyRoad @SMSpoke @BuyLocalSMÂ
Tonight,Â Santa MonicaÂ City Council will have a study sessionÂ on the City’s Strategic Mobility Goals and the Big Blue Bus. We believe investments in safety must be a key component of our Cityâ€™s mobility strategy. Together with community partners we have formed the Santa Monica Safe Streets Alliance to promote 10 principles condensed here:
No traffic fatalities are acceptable. Traffic collisions must not be brushed aside as â€œaccidentsâ€: collisions are predictable and therefore preventable.
Invest resources to improve equity. Our mobility and transportation systems should be safe and ensure commitment to serve as a model of 21st Century constitutional policing.
All students and children have a right to walk, bike or scoot safely to school.
Our mobility and transportation systems should equitably serve Santa Monica residents and all those who study, work or visit in our community
Our transportation system should generate zero emissions. To reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and to help strengthen our community, we need a Big Blue Bus (BBB) system to be popular, efficient and financially sound.
Streets are our largest public space. Street planning should integrate mobility and place-making to enhance social, economic and cultural opportunities, as well as our well-being needs.
Streets are essential environmental systems. We need to design our streets as critical components of our environmental and natural ecosystems so they contribute to safeguarding water, air quality and climate resilience.
Community co-creation is essential to enduring change. Diverse community voices are critical for identifying core values and the vision for transformative change, community stakeholders must be engaged from inception to completion of all projects.
Data drives decisions. We need to invest in robust, transparent collection and analysis of data which is essential for understanding what the tradeoffs are and to help provide transparency when challenging decisions are made.
Plan our city and mobility together. Policies on housing, open space, community facilities, commercial development, public spaces, and other land use policies should give priority to clean, affordable and sustainable mobility as it has a profound impact on our mobility options and choices.
We need safe streets, designed with infrastructure that supports sustainable environmental eco systems that are safe, livable and welcoming to all. That’s the commitment of theÂ Santa Monica Safe Streets Alliance and is outlined in our Principles for Safe, Livable and Sustainable Streets in Santa Monica.
Email City Council at:Â firstname.lastname@example.org to tell them you support strong commitments to safety and environmental sustainability listed in the Santa Monica Safe Streets Alliance – Principles for Safe, Livable and Sustainable Streets in Santa Monica.Â
This is a great opportunity to support your local bike co-op and grab some bargains on all kinds of used bicycles, bike parts, and accessories! Theyâ€™ll be selling off some of their old overstock including messenger bags, saddles, complete bicycles, and more!
Swap meet will be followed by the regular Sunday shift where you can learn how to build, repair and maintain your bicycle!
Coffee and donuts will be available for the early birds!
Members of the public are welcome to sell bike-related items and can set up from 8:30 am onwards.
Bikerowave, 12255 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90066.
See the event on Facebook HERE
Â Join us Friday at The Bikerowave: Event information on our calendar here and on Facebook here.
Jenni Gwiazdowski, founder and director of the London Bike Kitchen, will lead a talk on getting more women in biking and STEM generally. After the talk Jenni will be available to sign copies of her book, “How to Build Your Own Bike“. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the event, or you can purchase your own copy from your favorite bookseller prior and bring it with you!
This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating may be limited but there is plenty of standing room. Snacks will be provided.