Transportation

Green Bike Lanes Ocean Park Blvd

Santa Monica’s streets are for everyone - pedestrians, bicycles, motorists, and transit riders – they provide space for gathering and recreation. In order to protect and preserve neighborhoods as well as provide visitors, residents and employees with access to commercial and recreational centers, the City is developing a transportation network that makes it easier to choose walking, biking and transit.

Santa Monica Kidical Mass Set for April 26

Santa Monica Kidical Mass Set for April 26

Ready to try something fun and new? The City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Spoke, and the Santa Monica College Bike Club are pleased to announce the 2014 Kidical Mass Ride set for Saturday, April 26. It's a fun, comfortable bike ride experience for families and youth, coordinated by biking professionals.

In addition to the 2.5 mile bike ride, the event will include bike safety checks, helmet decorating, a free pizza party, and a raffle drawing for prizes.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Peter Dzewaltowski at peter.dzewaltowski@smgov.net.

Kidical Mass Flyer 2014

Bike Valet at Saturday Farmers' Market

With over 400 people arriving at this month’s Santa Monica Festival by bike, Santa Monica’s popular bike valet program has now parked over 150,000 bikes since the program was started in 2006. This popular service is provided at many City events including the Sunday Main Street Farmers’ Market and the Twilight Concert Series and has just been added to the Saturday Downtown Farmers’ Market. To celebrate this milestone and encourage participation at the Saturday market bicyclists that show their bike valet ticket at the Farmers’ Market information booth on Saturday, June 22nd will get a free peach!

Santa Monica Cyclists Ride to Number One in the Bike Challenge

The 2013 National Bike Challenge has concluded and the City of Santa Monica logged more miles than any other workplace in the state of California and finished 27th in the nation among workplaces, while the Santa Monica Bike Center team finished 1st in California and 12th nationally out of 2,143 teams. The team logged 68,558 miles, burned over a half a million calories, saved 48,846 pounds of CO2, and saved $15,500 dollars compared to operating an average motor vehicle. They rode 78% for commuting and 22% for recreation/sport. Congratulations to all who participated!


Final rankings for the state of California during the National Bike Challenge period May 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013:


Teams

Santa Monica Bike Center 188,715 points

Shasta Wheelmen 85,092 points

NASA Ames Research Center 83,234 points


Workplaces

City of Santa Monica 104,026 points

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 91,794 points

Facebook 82,974 points

New Preferential Parking Permit Rates Effective October 1, 2013

The City of Santa Monica has adopted new Preferential Parking Permit rates that will be in effect for all Resident and Visitor permits with an effective date that begins on or after October 1, 2013. This will be the first change to Preferential Parking Permit rates since 1984. The new rate structure also reflects the City’s policies to better manage parking through pricing by keeping the rates of the first permit low while significantly increasing the rates for three or more permits.