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 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:
Santa Monica Bike Center 188,715 points
Shasta Wheelmen 85,092 points
NASA Ames Research Center 83,234 points
City of Santa Monica 104,026 points
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 91,794 points
Facebook 82,974 points