• Broadway and Main St  to have their standard bike lanes upgraded to green lanes with more “buffered” width spacing. The budget and contract are on tonight’s council consent calendar agenda. [Lookout, Agenda Staff Report]
  • Also up for council discussion this week is the latest plans for the pier bridge replacement, narrowed to a wider a bridge, or making it cycling and pedestrian only with emergency access (and a separate delivery access ramp). [Daily Press, Agenda Staff Report]
  • Santa Monica awarded grants in Metro call for projects, including funding for bike path extension from Expo 17th Station to SMC & the pending Michigan Ave. Neighborhood Greenway, new city wayfinding, and signal improvements. [Lookout]
  • Santa Monica exploring possibility of allowing regulated marijuana dispensaries, appearing in the latest draft zoning ordinance. More upcoming meetings to be held on topic. [Patch]
  • SMPD awarded grants by the California Office of Traffic Safety to step up enforcement of DUI’s with more check points, and texting enforcement. [Daily Press]
  • Designs for the “buffer” park are taking shape, allocated for the space adjacent the Expo Line maintenance facility under construction. [Mirror]
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