Santa Monica is known as a walk friendly community - residents value walking in the neighborhoods and visitors travel from all over the world to walk on the pier, beach and shop. Santa Monica takes preserving the ability to walk places and the need to do so safely seriously. Adoption of the 2010 Land Use and Circulation Element launched efforts to examine public right of way use by pedestrians, and create an action plan for improving pedestrian facilities and encouraging walking as a healthy life style choice through well designed engaging public rights of way.
Pedestrian Action Plan
The City of Santa Monica has released a draft Pedestrian Action Plan. Input on the plan is ongoing. See the plan page for more details.
Call for Designers
Creative Crosswalk Pilot for Downtown Santa Monica
The City of Santa Monica is seeking a creative designer or team to design and install graphics for pedestrian crosswalks at 1-2 intersections in Downtown Santa Monica. The selected designer shall create 3 concept design variations for Creative Crosswalks that reflect the unique site, as well as the identity, diversity, culture, and/or history of Downtown Santa Monica. Final design, materials and installation methods will be determined in collaboration with City staff. Maintenance of the approved graphics will be the responsibility of the City. The pilot should use surface treatments that are easy to install such as paint or stencil, and are cost effective. Installation costs (all materials, labor, etc.) should be included in the proposal as a line item.
View the Request for Proposals here.