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City Council Could Tap Hulu as “Presenting Sponsor” for Breeze Bike Share

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Update: Hulu bike-share sponsorship was approved by the Santa Monica City Council at its October 13 meeting. The Santa Monica-based online entertainment company, Hulu, may become the "presenting sponsor" of Santa Monica's Breeze Bike Share,...

The Benefits of Bike-Share Are Huge And Varied

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This post originally ran on our sister site, Streetsblog California. Bike-share is excellent in multiple ways. It eases traffic congestion in large, dense cities. It increases transit use in suburbs and smaller cities. And in...

Santa Monica to Mobility Companies: Don’t Innovate Here

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Santa Monica’s unique combination of weather, terrain, existing bicycle infrastructure, and affluent population provide the foundation necessary to test and demonstrate the viability of new mobility services like e-scooters, e-bikes, and other zero emissions...

Santa Monica’s In-Street Scooter Corrals Becoming a National Model

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(This story first appeared on Streetsblog Los Angeles) Last week Santa Monica's City Manager Rick Cole tweeted a photo of the city's newly installed first in-street e-scooter drop zone. In-street parking corrals have been recommended as a...

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...

Santa Monica Next’s Most Read Articles of 2015: Bike Lanes, Expo, Jobs, and Housing

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At the end of last year, we asked you to weigh in on what were some of your favorite Santa Monica Next stories of 2015. Your answers covered the gamut and included topics as diverse...

Big Blue Bus Real-Time Arrival Data Keeps Getting Better and Better

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It has been less than two weeks since real-time arrival information for Big Blue Bus became available online and on certain smartphone apps. And the good news keeps coming. At the Big Blue Bus  General Transit...

Cyclehop Planning for Regional Bike Share with Breeze, WeHo, Long Beach, UCLA and More….

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Santa Monica’s launch of its bike sharing program last year did more than just provide an environmentally friendly way to get around the city. It set in motion a shift in thinking throughout the...

Peak-Hour Bus-Only Lanes Come to Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica in August

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A small stretch of Lincoln Boulevard is about to get a bit better for bus commuters. According to the city's website, starting in August, peak-hour bus-only lanes are coming to the north-south thoroughfare that...

Big Blue Bus Real-Time Arrival Info Is Now on NextBus

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Big Blue Bus real-time arrival information has been available on smartphone apps for a couple weeks. Now, the local transit agency's real-time arrival information is available on NextBus, a web-based real-time transit info aggregator. "We...

Eyes on the Street: Santa Monica’s Creative Crosswalks Add Color to Downtown Intersections

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Santa Monica is not the first city to have colored in their crosswalks. Long Beach and West Hollywood are just two local examples of cities that beat them to the street. However, the Santa Monica's newest...

Metro Bike Share Opens In Venice, Santa Monica

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This story originally ran on Santa Monica Next's sister site, Los Angeles Streetsblog. This morning Metro kicked off its third 2017 expansion of Metro Bike Share. Today’s expansion adds 165 bicycles at 15 stations serving the...

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...

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...

ICYMI : City Locks “Staggered Gates” on Expo Bike Path

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via City Press Release : Six sets of staggered gates along the Exposition Corridor Bicycle & Pedestrian Path will be activated today, September 28. The green gates have been installed on the bike path since...
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