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Well, Electric Scooters Have Never Done That…

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Release via SMFD– On Monday at 10:30 a.m. Santa Monica Firefighters responded to City Parking Structure # 5 located at 1440 4th Street for a report of a vehicle hanging off the side of...

Santa Monica Proposes Regulations For E-Scooters, E-Bikes

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The city of Santa Monica is proposing new regulations for e-scooters and e-bikes. The staff proposal (item 7B on this agenda) is scheduled for a city council decision next Tuesday night. Santa Monica was the...

Bill to Change the Way California Sets Speed Limits Slows Down

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This post originally appeared on Streetsblog CA. Assemblymember Laura Friedman has been working on A.B. 2363 – a bill to fix long-standing issues with speed limits in California. In its first committee hearing this week, the...

Eyes on the Street: Regional Bike-Share Hits Westside

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From West Hollywood to the beach in Santa Monica, several bike-share systems run by CycleHop have officially integrated into a regional bike-share system. Yesterday marked the first day that the four CycleHop-run bike-share systems on...

Santa Monica City Council Set to Discuss Future of the Big Blue Bus

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Four years after a major realignment of service and facing declining ridership, the Big Blue Bus will once again go before the City Council to discuss the future of the regional transit agency. The staff...

Legislative Roundup: “Officially Dead” and Dying Bills on Biking, Equity, Safety

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This post originally appeared on Streetsblog California. It’s February, so all bills that did not get passed by their first house by now, in either the California Assembly or Senate, are being officially declared dead....

New UCLA Study Examines Transit Ridership Decline, Blames Increased Car Ownership

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This post originally appeared on Santa Monica Next's sister site, Los Angeles Streetsblog. Since 2016, the media has been reporting that Metro ridership is declining. But how bad is the problem and what is causing it? A report out this...

Bird Scooters: Public Nuisance or The Future of Transit?

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The following post is by Kevin Herrera,  sr. marketing & communication manager for Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. It originally appeared on Santa Monica Centric. Downtown seems to be littered with them. On almost every street corner...

Following Crash, Santa Monica Issues Guidelines for Using Electric Scooters

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After a woman riding an electric scooter was injured in a crash earlier this week, the city of Santa Monica issued safety tips for using the increasingly popular mode of transportation. The woman, according to...

After 4 Years, Key Rule Requiring Development to Account for New Miles Driven Moves...

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This post originally ran on Streetsblog CA. Replacing LOS with VMT is a milestone in aligning transportation metrics with community values On Monday, the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research released an update to the California...

Fatality on PCH Brings Santa Monica’s Traffic Death Count to Eight in 2017

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Early Tuesday morning, another person was killed in a traffic incident on Pacific Coast Highway, bringing the number of people killed in traffic incidents in Santa Monica in 2017 to eight. According to the Daily...

Gas Tax Battle Royale

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This post original appeared on Streetsblog California. Now that Senate Bill 1 has taken effect, and gas taxes have increased by twelve cents, the battle for the hearts and minds of Californians has begun in earnest. Depending...

Celebrate Breeze Bike Share’s Two Year Anniversary on Saturday with a Community Bike Ride

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Two years ago, Santa Monica launched Los Angeles County's first public bike-share system and on Saturday, the city aims to celebrate. From 10 a.m. to noon, join Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer for a community...

Staying Healthy By Getting Outdoors in Santa Monica

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO71ixXhVFw Last month, Kaiser Permanente rolled out its “Wellbeing 365: Stress Less & Thrive” initiative in partnership with the city of Santa Monica, which simultaneously revealed the results of the city's most recent Wellbeing survey. Through the partnership,...

With Seven Dead in Traffic Incidents This Year, Where Does Santa Monica’s ‘Vision Zero’...

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While riding his bike north on Pacific Coast Highway around 7 p.m. on October 15, 23-year-old Kazumasa Nozaki was hit from behind by a driver and killed. Witnesses say that the driver attempted to flee...
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