North Beach Bike Path Update

December 28, 2018
by Tati Simonian

North Beach Bike Path Update

This article originally appeared in the November-December edition of Seascape

The City of Santa Monica has been working to make Marvin Braude Bike Trail (Beach Trail) safer and more user-friendly for pedestrians and cyclists. The North Beach Trail Improvement Project will improve approximately 2 miles of the Beach Trail and upgrade roughly 1 mile of the Ocean Front Walk pedestrian path, north of the Pier.


• Improve safety and circulation

• Create separate walking and biking paths

• Improve Ocean Front Walk

The City began the community outreach process with an online survey that was available in March-April 2017. In addition, an in-person survey was conducted on April 9, 2017 along the beach trail.

Over 1000 responses were received. This valuable input was key in helping to form the initial design concepts for the bike path improvements. The concepts were then presented at a Community Open House on the beach on May 20, 2017.

Construction is expected to begin Spring 2019 and be completed in one year. For updated information visit

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