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.

Breeze Bike Share is 1!

Breeze Bike Share is 1!
On November 12th , 2015 the City of Santa Monica launched LA County’s first public bike share system, which now provides 500 ‘smart bikes’ at 85 stations to residents, workers and visitors throughout Santa Monica and Venice. The first year of Breeze Bike Share presented by Hulu has proved to be wildly successful by attracting nearly 47,000 subscribers that have ridden over 664,000 miles on 309,000 trips. The program has become an extremely popular way to get around town for locals, daily commuters, and visitors to the area, because it is easy to sign up, easy to use, and available in all corners of Santa Monica. The growth in ridership helps reduce vehicle congestion on our streets and provides a critical first/last mile connection to the new Expo Light Rail. To date Santa Monicans account for 46 percent of the total trips taken to date, while LA County residents account for 24 percent, and visitors to region 30 percent.

Car Free Friday

Friday, October 7, Santa Monica residents, workers, and businesses kicked-off the very first #CarFreeFriday by giving their cars a day off and using car-free ways to get to work, school, or happy hour. By providing incentives, tips, and support for you to walk, bike, skate, or take transit once a week, we hope to make it easy and safe for you to make the shift to being car-free and carefree more often.

Expo Every 6


Since opening in the spring, the
Expo Line extension to Santa Monica has changed cross-town commuting and opened up the city in new and exciting ways.  Now, Expo riders’ commute just got a lot sweeter.  In October trains began running from Santa Monica to Downtown LA every six minutes during peak hours, cutting the wait time between trains in half.  Trains will continue to run every 12 minutes during mid-day hours (about 9-10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. depending on the direction) and match the same frequencies as the Blue Line. Here's the new Expo Line timetable: 
https://media.metro.net/riding_metro/bus_overview/images/preview/806.pdf
With more trains to get you where you want to be, it's time to Go Expo!

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.