Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway
The Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway is intended to
create an inviting streetscape along Michigan Avenue and adjoining streets.
This could be achieved through elements including roadway calming, increased
landscaping, sidewalk widening, bike facilities, and enhanced crosswalks. The
three-mile Greenway between the Bergamot Arts Center and the beach would
provide a safe and comfortable place for neighbors of all ages to walk, bike,
recreate, and interact with one another. Additionally, it will be a functional
circulation link to connect residents and visitors with many significant
community and regional institutions, including schools, parks, job centers, and
future Expo stations. The project will make it easier to get around Santa
Monica on foot and by bicycle, and is intended to enhance the livability of the
Pico Neighborhood and improve environmental quality.
Planning efforts for the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood
Greenway were launched in early 2013 and are generously funded by a Caltrans
Environmental Justice Grant.
Workshops & Milestones
Sat May 30, 2015
Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway Project Unveiled
Residents celebrated the completion of Phase I of the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway Project (MANGo) on Saturday, May 30. The ceremony included a few words from Mayor Kevin McKeown, speeches by local residents and music by the Santa Monica Symphony Brass Quintet. In addition to celebrating the landscape circles, the event celebrated the rich cultural history of the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood.
Tue Jan 27, 2015
Council Approves 1st Phase of MANGo Implementation
The City Council approved construction of the Michigan Avenue Traffic Circles Project, consisting of the installation of four traffic circles and related street and intersection improvements along Michigan Avenue. The traffic circles would be installed at the Michigan Avenue intersections at 9th Street, 10th Street, 12th Street and Euclid Street. The work is anticipated to begin in March and be completed in April 2015.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
Final Concept Plan Released
The City Council unanimously approved the MANGo Concept Plan on February 11, 2014. The attached is the Final Concept Plan which incorporates both changes requested by the City Council:
1. Establish a long-term goal of 1,500 or fewer daily automobile trips on MANGo, and
2. Obtain City Council approval prior to installation of a traffic diverter.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
City Council Hearing
Staff recommends that the City Council:
1. Approve the conceptual design of the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway;
2. Direct staff to pursue opportunities for priority and phased implementation through grants, community benefits, and capital projects.
Tue Jan 07, 2014
MANGo Concept Design Review
More than 60 participants attended a community meeting at Virginia Avenue Park to hear the results of the process over the past year.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
MANGo project update at Virginia Avenue Park (7pm to 8:30 pm)
Staff made a presentation to the 41 community members in attendance about the results from the Pop-Up MANGo community festival. Community members shared the results of surveys they conducted and a Q+A session was held.
Sat Sep 21, 2013
Pop-Up MANGo: Temporary Greenway Installation and Community Festival (Workshop #2)
On September 21, 2013, 400+ community members attended Pop-Up MANGo, the 2nd interactive community workshop to define and plan the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway. At the event, participants viewed and interacted with temporary installations of potential elements of the project. These included a neighborhood traffic circle and a mini-park. Additionally, food trucks, music, and a children’s art workshop were a part of this exciting event. Community organizations were also present, including Santa Monica Spoke, SantaMonicaWalks!, Meals on Wheels West, and the Santa Monica Police Department. Based on the feedback received, the project team will work toward a preferred design and additional community meetings will be held to obtain input. Click the links below to view the flyer, photos from the event, and an infographic detailing what we heard from the community.
Thu Aug 29, 2013
Please join us at 6:30 pm in the Patio Room at Virginia Avenue Park for a presentation and interactive discussion about the draft alternatives for the Greenway. The content of this presentation will be the same as the August 17th presentation.
Wed Aug 28, 2013
Planning Commission Meeting
Presentation about the project to the Planning Commission. Click the video link below to watch the presentation, which begins at 10 minutes, 30 seconds.
Sat Aug 17, 2013
Alternatives Presentation to SM Spoke
Please join us at 11 am at 502 Colorado Avenue for a presentation and interactive discussion about the draft alternatives for the Greenway. The content of this presentation will be the same as the August 29th presentation.
Sat Mar 16, 2013
Fifty-four community members attended the kick-off workshop for Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway. Thanks to everyone who came out and gave us their input! There was a great turnout and a lot of feedback about how the community would like to see the corridor transformed and/or preserved.
At the meeting, a short presentation about the project was followed by four walking and biking tours of the neighborhood. Each tour made several stops along the proposed Greenway and attendees provided comment on aspects of the street, sidewalk, lighting, landscaping, vehicle behavior, and crossings.
Thu Dec 06, 2012
Bike Tour of the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway Project Area