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Water Main Break Closes Colorado between 20th St. and Cloverfield Blvd. and Interrupts Water Service in the Area

Via City of Santa Monica Press Release : SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A water main broke on Colorado between 20th…

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Santa Monica Taps Tim Dodd as First Chief Performance Officer

Via the City of Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole has selected Tim Dodd to join his executive team as…

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Legislative Update: Brown Signs Bills on Electric Vehicles, Bike Miles Driven, Street Vending

Note: Governor Brown has until the end of September to decide the fate of a slew of bills passed by…

Melanie Curry

Raising Wilshire: Oh The Places You’ll (Need To) Go

Republished from Raising Wilshire. This is a part of Sirinya's on-going series, "How We’re Making Car-Lite Work in Santa Monica"…

Sirinya Matute

Would the Big Blue Bus’s on-demand proposal work for you?

The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus has proposed new on-demand service to replace fixed-routes with very low ridership. Big Blue…

Juan Matute

Global Climate Action Summit Brings Thousands to San Francisco

“I didn't expect to see it in my lifetime,” said former California Senator Fran Pavley, author of the Global Warming…

Melanie Curry

Vote No on Prop 6: The Campaign Is an Incoherent and Childish Effort to Distract You from Donald Trump

If you follow national politics, you doubtless know the name “Devin Nunes,” even if you are not a resident of…

Damien Newton

Regulating the Scooters

I see a lot to like about the scooter trend, but that doesn't mean I don't see that there are…

Gary Kavanagh

City Makes Its Scooter Picks and Goes with Four Providers: Bird, Jump, Lime and Lyft

Via press release: Today, the City of Santa Monica announced the selection of Lime, Bird, Lyft and Jump as the…

Damien Newton

Healthy City Local: Putting New Modes in Multi-Modal

(This post first appeared in The Healthy City Local.) The silicon-enabled “new economy” is now disrupting transportation much as it…

Frank Gruber

An Open Letter to Santa Monica Planning Director & Feedback On the Proposed Shared Mobility Pilot Program

(Reminder: Comments on the City of Santa Monica Scooter Selection Process, Submit your comments via email to kyle.kozar@smgov.net by 2:00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday…

Homa Mojtabai

Solidarity: A Free Press Is the Friend of the American People

Today, newspapers, news magazines, and news websites across the country are publishing editorials in solidarity as our industry defends itself…

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Raising Wilshire: Driving Mr. Wilshire

This was originally published to Raising Wilshire in April 2018 and updated in July 2018. The kids and I really…

Sirinya Matute

Santa Monica to Mobility Companies: Don’t Innovate Here

Santa Monica’s unique combination of weather, terrain, existing bicycle infrastructure, and affluent population provide the foundation necessary to test and…

Juan Matute

City Proposal Would Leave Dockless Bike and Scooter Operations in Hands of Ride Hail Giants

City staff from the Santa Monica Planning and Community Development Department released today its recommendations for granting four exclusive shared…

Damien Newton

Legislative Committee Hearing Focuses on Sexual Harassment of Employee at Santa Monica Hotel

A former employee of the JW Marriott Le Merigot Hotel in Santa Monica described a workplace in which sexual harassment…

Abby Arnold

October 7: The City of Santa Monica Open Streets Event COAST Celebrates Art, Sustainability, + Mobility

Via Press Release: SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The City of Santa Monica’s third annual open streets event COAST will celebrate the city’s…

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