Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway

The Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway is a great way to travel throughout the Pico Neighborhood on bike or on foot. Providing a direct connection to Samohi and developed through a robust public outreach process, the Greenway is being built in phases. The first phase included the construction of four landscaped traffic circles between 9th and Euclid Streets to green the neighborhood and slow automobile traffic, enhanced pedestrian crossings, and branding signage along the corridor. Subsequent phases will further enhance the livability and environmental quality of the neighborhood through additional landscaping, traffic circles, pedestrian lighting, and wayfinding signage. Ultimately, the project will construct a three-mile Greenway between the Bergamot Arts Center and the beach that provides a safe and comfortable place for neighbors of all ages to walk, bike, recreate, and interact with one another. Planning efforts for the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway were 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

Alternatives Presentation

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.

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

Workshop #1

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


Peter Dzewaltowski AICP, Transportation Planning Associate

(310) 458-8341




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