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 Registerand to submit questions for staff or for discussion. Any updates will be added to Calendar Event HERE
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 onSanta 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!
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 onSanta 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 onSanta 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 onSanta 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 onSanta 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 onSanta 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 onSanta 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 onSanta 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 onSanta 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
This Tuesday, Santa Monica City Council is expected to vote on final approval of the pilot program for temporary weekend street closures for vehicular traffic for a few weekends this summer on Main Street. In other cities programs like this have proven to reduce car use, support local businesses, and increase walking and biking. Santa Monica City Council needs to hear from you – share your support for a more sustainable, walkable, and vibrant Santa Monica! We want Santa Monica to be a great place for residents, workers, students and visitors of all ages to safely walk, bike, and scoot. As we emerge out of the pandemic, finding creative ways like this to support healthy active mobility and our local businesses by providing more outdoor experiences is critical for our community wellbeing and our economic recovery.
We know you may have previously sent an email or submitted a survey but we need you to help demonstrate support to Council this evening with a short note to ensure that Item 7-A is approved. Click and customize the template below.
Santa Monica Spoke enthusiastically supports the Main Street Buisness Improvement District and the Ocean Park Neighborhood Association pilot.Â Other cities in the US and around the world have long been discovering the economic and safety benefits of slow and shared streets for safer, more equitable and sustainable mobility, for people walking, biking, scooting and driving. We have the data, we know that prioritizing people over cars makes streets safer for everyone, improves gridlock, is better for the environment, and indeed improves the experience of mobility regardless of mode. By providing safer and healthier options that encourage more people to leave their cars behind and explore the city, we improve safety, climate impacts, economic and environmental resilience, and vitality for our future.Â
This item will be heard tomorrow at the Tuesday, June 8th council meeting. Please send a quick note of support on Item 7-A, pilot program for weekend closures on Main Street, to the members of City Council* — template and email addresses listed below. *preferably by noon on Tuesday June 8th.
Example from Santa Barbara
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Dear Mayor and Santa Monica City Council,
As a Santa Monica resident, I support the pilot to pedestrianize Main Street for a few weekends this summer and hope you will consider making it permanent. Pedestrianized streets are more vibrant and encourage people to visit by foot, bicycle or scooter and leave their car at home. Pedestrian streets improve the visitor experience, encourage people to stay and bring in more customers to shops and restaurants. Streets that are pedestrianized are much more relaxing and enjoyable to visit and eat outdoors than a street with the noise and pollution of car traffic.
I very much support this program and ask that you vote to approve of the pilot on Main Street!
Please join us at an Open House hosted by City of Santa Monica for theÂ Stewart and Pennsylvania Avenue Bike and Pedestrian Improvement project. There are two dates you can attend, December 14th or December 18th. There is also an interactive mapÂ to review and provide comments online.Â We were excited to give input to help shape the project to date and look forward to community input to help further build a project that will best serve equitable mobility in a safer, healthy and active Santa Monica. Together we can create a safe and friendly community for everyone.
Project Goal: Walk & Bike Pedestrian improvements for Stewart and Pennsylvania Avenues
This project aims to make improvements that will connect local neighborhoods to transit facilities, bikeways, schools, parks, and employment opportunities. The Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE), Bicycle Action Plan (BAP), Bergamot Area Plan, and Pedestrian Action Plan all identify Stewart Street and Pennsylvania Avenue to include safety enhancements for pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages and abilities. This project plans to implement those improvements.
Project Elements: â€¢ Add new sidewalks, and pedestrian scale lighting on Pennsylvania Avenue between 26th Street and Stewart Street. â€¢ Enhance bike facility to a protected bikeway on Stewart Street between Colorado Avenue and Kansas Avenue to accommodate riders of all ages and abilities. â€¢ Enhance intersections at Stewart/Nebraska and Colorado/Yale.
We encourage you to check out theÂ interactive map to review the project and provide comment. Upcoming open house information session flyers: â€¢ Â Virginia Avenue Park Library AnnexÂ Saturday,Â December 14, 2019 from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM â€¢ Â Edison Language AcademyÂ Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM