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Picking the Right Bike Parking

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This post is originally written by Streetsblog San Francisco editor Roger Rudick and appeared here. San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Class Teaches the Politics and Perks of Bike Parking Install wall-mounted bike racks that protrude too far from the wall in the...

After Short Delay, Installation of Bus-Only Lanes on Lincoln Blvd. Begins

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After missing the original opening date last month, the city began installation today on Santa Monica's first dedicated bus lanes. The city began striping the lanes, which will replace the parking lanes on Lincoln Boulevard south...

UCLA Launches 130-Bike Bruin Bike Share

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Yesterday, UCLA launched the newest bike-share system in L.A. County: Bruin Bike Share. UCLA’s powder blue bike-share bikes have eight speeds, a built-in lock, front and rear lights, a bell, and a front basket. UCLA’s bike-share system...

Santa Monica Coast Open Streets Open Thread

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This post originally appeared on Streetsblog LA. The city of Santa Monica hosted its second iteration of “Coast” – the city’s open streets event. The free event featured music, booths, poetry, exercise stations, and much more....

Community Voices: What Not to Miss at Santa Monica’s COAST Open Streets Festival

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This post by Santa Monica's public information coordinator Joseph Vandenorth originally appeared at santamonica.gov. COAST is just around the corner on Sunday, October 1 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. You might be wondering, "what's COAST?"...

Eyes on the Street: Lincoln Boulevard Dedicated Bus Lanes

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On September 25, bus riders on Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica will see their commute get easier when the city opens two peak-hour dedicated bus lanes on a short stretch of the major thoroughfare. The...

What’s the Difference Between Breeze Bike Share and Metro Bike Share?

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Via the city of Santa Monica website. Starting on September 7, you may notice Metro Bike Share bikes in Santa Monica and neighboring Venice. Metro is locating Metro Bike Share Stations at 13 locations in...

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...

Throwback Thursday: Riding Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus Circa 1960

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https://youtu.be/Oril-NKqvUQ Fans of Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus and local history should both enjoy this short film featuring both. The film showcases a day in the life of a bus driver, George Staley, as he drives his...

Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica Closed After Fatal Collision

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Via Santa Monica Police Department press release. Earlier this morning at approximately 5:10 a.m., the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) responded to a radio call for service regarding a traffic collision involving a pedestrian at...

Santa Monica’s Second Open Streets Event Set for October 1

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Santa Monica will once again close off about two miles of streets to motor vehicles for its second-annual open streets event, COAST, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 1. "COAST invites you to...

Opinion: Three-Month Expo Bike Path Closure Offers Win-Win Safe Streets Opportunity

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A popular segment of the new Exposition Bike path will close for three months for maintenance. .  This long-term temporary closure provides an opportunity for Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin to pursue an easy...

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...

CA Legislature Passes Cap & Trade Bill; Questions Remain

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This post originally appeared on Streetsblog California. In case you hadn’t heard, last night the California legislature passed a legislative package to extend the state’s cap-and-trade system until 2030. It’s a landmark victory for proponents and...

Community Voices: Why Is Everyone Else Traffic?

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This post originally appeared on the blog of local community activist and organizer Luke Klipp. It was republished on Santa Monica Next's sister site, Longbeachize. Klipp serves as a Metro Board Deputy to Long Beach Mayor...
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