Category Archives: #GoSaMo

SM City Council May Bike Month Proclamation Tuesday, April 23rd

Tuesday, April 23rd (6pm) Santa Moinca City Council will issue a Proclamation for May as Bike Month. Join us at City Hall to show your support for biking and a group photo on the Dias at 6:00pm (schedule timing lists 6:10pm)

Santa Monica City Hall
Council Chambers 2nd floor
1685 Main Street, SM, 90401
Any questions or need more into? Email us @ info@SMSpoke.org

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.

Easy one click email — please do add your comments and personal stories if you can!

Or use this “copy and paste / template”
send to:
gleam.davis@santamonica.govphil.brock@santamonica.govchristine.parra@santamonica.govlana.negrete@santamonica.govjesse.zwick@santamonica.govCaroline.Torosis@santamonica.govoscar.delatorre@santamonica.govcouncilmtgitems@santamonica.govdavid.white@santamonica.govAnuj.Gupta@santamonica.govcouncil@smgov.net,

bcc us at: info@SMSpoke.org 

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!


Gearing up 2024: May is Bike Month!

MAY: NATIONAL BIKE MONTH

Click the “Bike Month” drop down on the menu bar for more info and where we keep the updated list of participating businesses and specials.  
Click HERE to view where events are added in the May Bike Month calendar

Click here to view #BikeMonthSM Map
– events being added

Click HERE to Sign Up to host a Pitstop, event, special or promotion in Santa Monica during Bike Month!

Have questions? Email us at BikeMonth@SMSpoke.org

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May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the  League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling” and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.

WITH SO MANY REASONS TO RIDE, WHAT’S YOURS?»

It’s a celebration of bikes; a reminder to get rolling again; a gateway to riding more often; a time to evangelize the beauty of bikes; and much, much more.

Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. The momentum is building: With growing cultural awareness around health and wellness, sustainability and economic savings, bicycling is being seen by new and broader audiences as a simple solution to many complex problems, from reducing obesity rates to increasing mobility options. This year, we want to hear from you. What’s your why? With so many reasons to ride, what’s yours? Use the hashtags #WhyIRide and #BikeLocalSM #BikeMonthSM #GoSaMo on social media and also tag @SMSpoke @BikeLeague!

Each year the number and diversity of Bike Month celebrations continues to grow, accelerating the momentum around bicycling nationwide.

So much more – See our CALENDAR

Mobility Update Meeting with City Staff: Bergamot Area Connections

Join us for a meeting April 2nd, 7-8:30pm on ZOOM with City Mobility Staff to get a presentation on the exciting projects in the Bergamot Area that will improve circulation, connections to existing infrastructure and help create safer streets.

Meeting VIA ZOOM –  RSVP to get the link
Calendar Event will always have the latest updates

The Bergamot Area First-Last Mile Active Mobility Circulation Improvements projects will connect local neighborhoods to transit facilities, bikeways, schools, parks, employment and recreation opportunities. The projects area is made up of three key corridors that will receive bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements as identified in the City’s Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE), Bicycle Action Plan (BAP), Bergamot Area Plan, Pedestrian Action Plan and the Local Roadway Safety Plan.

The key corridors are:

  • Olympic Boulevard (north side only) from 26th Street to Stewart Street;
  • 26th Street from Olympic Boulevard to Broadway; and
  • Stewart Street from Colorado Avenue to Kansas Avenue; Colorado Avenue from Stewart Street to Yale Street; and Pennsylvania Avenue from Stewart Street to 26th Street.

The improvements are planned to be implemented in three phases beginning with an Olympic Boulevard sidewalk and finishing with Stewart Street and Pennsylvania Avenue bicycle and pedestrian improvements.