Where: 17th and Colorado (Metro lot) Please join us Dec. 2nd at 9am to celebrate the completion of the newest addition to the Santa Monica protected bike network with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a morning full of free, family-friendly activities. Enjoy donuts, local musicians and performers, remarks from the Mayor, giveaways, and bike rides along the project. See more about the event HERE! Hope to see you there!
Schedule: 9 a.m. Donuts, coffee and hot chocolate (while supplies last) 9:30 a.m. Ribbon cutting ceremony
Mayor Gleam Davis
Director of Transportation Anuj Gupta
Chief of Police Ramon Batista
Santa Monica Spoke Director Cynthia Rose
10 a.m. Santa Monica High School Marching Band 11:15 a.m. Academia de Danza Ballet Folklorico Flor de Mayo 10 a.m. – noon Guided bike tours
Keystone projects like this improve bike and pedestrian safety and promote sustainability to help combat climate change. The completion of the Safe Streets for 17th Street and Michigan Avenue project marks a milestone step towards advancing the city’s key strategic priority of fostering a Sustainable & Connected Community. In addition to promoting sustainability and multi-modal transportation, Safe Streets for 17th Street and Michigan Avenue advances the City’s commitment to a Clean and Safe Santa Monica, including the Vision Zero initiative, which is the goal of eliminating severe traffic injuries and deaths on city streets. This critical project builds upon community engagement and feedback including the adopted Bike Action Plan Protected Network Amendment, Pedestrian Action Plan, the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway (MANGo) Plan, as well as the city’s Land Use and Circulation Element. Click to see a list of more exciting Mobility Projects
17th and Colorado (Metro lot) Santa Monica Street Safety Champion Mayor Gleam Davis, Community Booths, Entertainment, Bike Give Away and more!
Please stop by and say hi! Santa Monica Spoke, SaMo Safe Streets Alliance and our Youth Leadership Collective will all be there! We will have booth with safety info and materials + free helmets to give a way (while supply lasts).
Updated info will be posted on the event page HERE
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
Rainbow Ride for PRIDE: Dress up in your best Rainbow gear!
Kidical Mass is a Community Bike Ride for Kids to Seniors! Free: June 10th RSVP HERE Active Seniors Pilot RSVP HERE
Join Santa Monica Spoke and City of Santa Monica for the Kidical Mass Rainbow Ride.
Celebrating an inclusive and diverse community during #SaMoPride Month and our new green lanes on 17th Street on a special rainbow themed ride for all ages — kids to seniors! We will take a short family friendly ride on some old and brand new protected green lanes and on MANGo (Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway). We start and end from Memorial Park.
Schedule: Saturday, June 10th 9::00am â€“ 12:00pm Donâ€™t miss the fun pre-ride activities! And aÂ Surprise Guest! â€“ Check-in, Hot coffee, juice, bagels and morning munchies, helmet decorating! â€“ Rainbow Ride for Pride â€“ Post ride activities â€“ Rainbow Pizza!!
* Children must be accompanied and are the responsibility of their parents. Bikes should be in good working condition. Please use good judgement â€“ ride is on city streets â€“ smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-longâ€¦â€¦