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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...

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

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Via press release: Today, the City of Santa Monica announced the selection of Lime, Bird, Lyft and Jump as the four operators to participate in the City’s Shared Mobility Pilot Program set to kick off on September...

Going to the Pier Concert Tonight? Here’s How to Avoid Driving

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  Who doesn't love a free concert? But, also, who doesn't like waiting in traffic on their way to or from a free concert? We suspect the answers are almost nobody and almost everybody respectively. The good...

Santa Monica Police Investigating Fatal Collision on Lincoln Boulevard

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The Santa Monica Police are investigating a collision on Lincoln Boulevard that has left one person dead, according to police officials. The crash, which involved one car and a pedestrian, happened early Thursday morning near...

Big Blue Bus Begins Expo Integration Service Overhaul this Month

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Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus this month will begin the first phase of one of the municipal transit agency's largest service changes in its 77-year history. The coming changes, which will occur in three phases...

Santa Monica Officials Reveal Aggressively Slow-Growth Downtown Community Plan

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After half-a-decade of planning and community outreach, city staff revealed the final draft of the Downtown Community Plan Wednesday to a full house at the east wing of the Civic Auditorium. The 300-page document, which...

Transit Overflow from the Women’s March Demonstrates Need for Better Rail Transit

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Via Streetsblog California This weekend's Women's March was an unparalleled event in United States history, with over three million people taking to the streets in cities and towns across the country. Timed to coincide with the...

Finding the “There” at Santa Monica’s 17th Street Expo Station

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Step off the Metro train at the 17th Street/SMC stop in Santa Monica and you’re greeted by an uninviting industrial scene dominated by a large city maintenance yard. Memorial Park is off in the...

Transit App Now Shows Real-Time Bike-Share Info

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If you're like me, you rely pretty heavily on Internet and smart-phone based real-time transit arrival information when getting around. Santa Monica's newest public transportation option -- Breeze Bike Share -- has been incorporated...

Lincoln Blvd. in Santa Monica Could Become a Shared Street

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Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica is about to undergo a dramatic transformation. The stretch of Lincoln that runs from the 1-10 freeway to Santa Monica's southern border, controlled by CalTrans until 2012 when Santa...

Now the State Is Getting Ready to Regulate E-Scooter Rentals

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"Not Exactly One Bill to Rule Them All" first appeared on Streetsblog California. A state bill, A.B. 2989, focuses on defining stand-up electric scooters and safety regulations that apply to them, but does not weigh in...

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...

Expo to Hit Another Major Milestone Next Week

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Next week, the Expo Construction Authority -- which oversees construction of the Exposition Light Rail project -- is anticipating handing over the Phase II right-of-way to Metro, which will begin regular train testing or...
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