Thank you Councilmember Zwick, Torosis and Mayor Davis for Agenda Item 16C presented on the November 14th City Council Agenda to strengthen Santa Monica’s Vision Zero commitment to eliminate all preventablefatal and severe-injury crashes from Santa Monica’s roads. This action came on the heels of the recent fatal crash on Idaho Ave. October 27th where 69 year old Tania Mooser — our neighbor, mother, sister and retired teacher — was struck and killed while riding her bicycle. Two weeks later another bicyclist was struck and injured at the same intersection. See more info here on the agenda item HERE
Thank you to all of you who emailed Governor Newsom and asked him to sign the Complete Streets Bill! Now, we’re joining California Bicycle Coalition and safe streets partners in ramping up the pressure to pass this bill for safer biking and walking on local streets that Caltrans controls.
Caltrans is too often an obstacle when local communities try to create livable streets. Please call Gov. Newsom and ask him to sign SB 127, the Complete Streets for Active Living Bill. CallÂ (916) 445-2841Â right now!
State your name, zip code, and that you are calling to urge the governor to support SB 127. Here are some additional talking points: â€¢ SB 127 is the most-cost effective way to make our streets safer. â€¢ SB 127 is a sensible law that will require Caltrans to follow its own Complete Streets policies.Â â€¢ If you are serious about tackling climate change, we have to make it easier and safer to bike, walk, and take transit. SB 127 will do all that.
Caltrans is too often an obstacle when local communities try to create livable streets.Â Tell Governor Newsom to sign SB 127 for safer streets. Call him atÂ (916) 445-2841Â now.
P.S. Every call makes a difference. Please call Governor Newsom now at (916) 445-2841.
🗳 Election Day 2018 is Today, Tuesday November 6th! 🗳
Have you VOTED yet!?!Â What should you know?
â€¢ Polls are open from 7am – 8pm.
â€¢ As long as you’re in line before 8pm, YOU CAN VOTE.
â€¢ Breeze Bike Share is FREE along with other shared mobility. All Local transit providers are offering free rides Election Day Nov. 6th.
â€¢ If you missed the registration deadline for this election YOU CAN STILL VOTE. Under California Election Law, Conditional Voter Registration (CVR) allows a prospective voter to conditionally register AND cast a provisional ballot ON ELECTION DAY.
EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE – Biking to the polls?, tag/tweet @SMSpoke @CalBike @BikeLeague with a picture and #IBikeIVote!
Please Vote NO on Prop 6
Click image for more info on why #NoProp6
Prop 6 threatens thousands of jobs, your public transit system, your safety when you walk and bike, our environment, and our progress toward transportation equity. Please join us, the California Bicycle Coalition and the many local bicycle advocacy organizations that have taken a position, along with hundreds of other organizations across the state in saying no to Prop 6.
Just as we are making progress in our campaign to ensure the state always takes bike and pedestrian safety into account in transportation funding, Proposition 6 threatens to tear it all apart. If it passes, Prop 6 will cancel $5.2 billion in funding for desperately needed transportation projects repairing roads across Californiaâ€”thousands of themÂ already underway.Â Thanks to this funding, the 2018 state transportation budget put a greater proportion of funding into transit, walking, and biking thanÂ anyÂ previous state transportation budget.
❌ #NoProp6 for equity in transportation and a greener, more sustainable #California!
You can support #CleanAir #CompleteStreets by voting 11/6!
Find your polling place and more to plan for #ElectionTuesday here: https://www.smvote.org 🗳
Last year, the legislature increased taxes and fees on gasoline and certain vehicles to help maintain our crumbling roads, bridges, and highways. They were smart about it, emphasizing maintaining what we have, and including biking and walking infrastructure to the tune of $100 million per year.
Anti-tax activists have gotten Proposition 6 placed on the November ballot. Prop 6 will eliminate this critical funding and the transportation projects it supports, making it much harder to make our streets safe for biking and walking.
We need your help to fight the repeal. And for the month of August, your donation will be doubled. Our friends at Cohen Law Partners have pledged a $10,000 match for safer streets.