Category Archives: Safe Routes for Seniors

17th Street & Michigan Avenue Ribbon Cutting

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

  Confirmed Speakers:

  • 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

Save the Date: Dec 2nd 17th Street Ribbon Cutting Event


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


 

Safer Streets item 16C Unanimously Approved

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 preventable fatal 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

Councilmember Zwick, Torosis and Mayor Davis
Public Testimony

Adjournment in honor of Tania Mooser

Kidical Mass: Rainbow Ride for Pride is SATURDAY June 10th!

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 – 12:00pm
Don’t miss the fun pre-ride activities! And a Surprise Guest!
– Check-in, Hot coffee, juice, bagels and morning munchies, helmet decorating!
– Rainbow Ride for Pride
– Post ride activities – Rainbow Pizza!!

* Children must be accompanied and are the responsibility of their parents. Bikes should be in good working condition. Please use good judgement – ride is on city streets – smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-long……

Happy Bike Month: Week #3 Bike to Work Week Promotions & Bike to Work Day Pitstops, HandleBar Happy Hour & Kidical Mass!

Specials all week when you arrive by bike at Cafe Demitasse. All through May Free Market Bucks at the Sunday Farmer’s Market on Main Street, $1 off all food items at Gilberts El Indio, and Free rides on Big Blue Bus and METRO on Thursday #BTWD

Plus 10+ Bike to Work Day Pitstops this Thursday in Santa Monica

All the Bike Month Events are on our Bike Month Map and in our Events Calendar

Click here to sign up and add your Bike Month Event, Promotion or Bike to Work Day Pitstop or HandleBar Happy Hour #HBHH!


We’ll be joined by members of the City of Santa Monica Mobility Team to answer questions at this Thursdays #HBHH

HandleBar Happy Hour Specials:
• 5-6PM:  $5 Core Beers and $1 Off All other Draft Beer
• 6-7PM: $1 Off All Draft Beers continues for our group!

Our Happy Hours support local businesses and BuyLocalSM like Santa Monica Brew Works food service Emmy Squared Pizza


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Every week during Bike Month we get together for fun, support local businesses, and to celebrate all things bike.
Always fun, always family friendly!

Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….


Big thank you to all our Bike Month #BuyLocalSM #BikeLocalSM #HBHH venues Gilbert’s El Indio, ThömusSanta Monica Brew WorksSolidarity and last week TBD

Our next HandleBar Happy Hour is Wednesday, May 24th at Solidarity


Mayor Gleam Davis will join us to Launch the Event Riders!

Join us for a fun filled morning at Clover Park and a Community Bike Ride for all ages!

Our theme is GREEN | VERDE  for Mental Health Awareness and Bike Month
Click HERE for more about Mental Health Awareness Month