Community Invited to May 18 Bike Ride with City Manager to Celebrate New Bike Lanes

May 7, 2019
by Jason Hoang, Delana Gbenekama

Community Invited to May 18 Bike Ride with City Manager to Celebrate New Bike Lanes

The City of Santa Monica is nearly finished painting 19 miles of green bike lanes throughout the city to improve bike safety, encourage solo drivers to trade their cars for alternative modes of transit and better link the City’s bike network to the Metro light rail.

To celebrate the green lanes, we invite people of all ages and abilities to join us at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 at City Hall for a social bike ride led by City Manager Rick Cole.

Check out the route for Bike with the City Manager!

Don’t have a bike or want to try Breeze Bike Share? You can get free ride time on Breeze for the bike ride. RSVP to RSVP@SMSpoke.org, the City’s partner for this event, to reserve a Breeze bike (will be limited to supplies on-hand).

Installation of the green bike lanes is part of the Bike Network Linkages to Exposition Light Rail Project. The 19 miles of new green bike lanes increases the existing 5.3 miles of green bike lanes by 400 percent. In addition, we installed over 800 bike racks at numerous locations for cyclists to securely store their bikes at end-of-trip parking facilities. We also upgraded 19 intersections with 38 video-detection cameras that will allow cyclists and scooter riders to trigger a green light without the presence of a vehicle.

For questions about the project, contact Jason Hoang, Civil Engineering Division, at jason.hoang@smgov.net.

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