East Pico Safety Project

Project Overview

The East Pico Boulevard Quick Build Safety Project will explore improvements to maximize pedestrian safety on Pico Boulevard, between South Centinela Avenue and 28th Street/Stewart Street. This project will inventory existing conditions and incorporate a robust public engagement process to address the community’s safety concerns and accommodate their needs to access shops, parks, schools, work and transit. The project will result in the design and implementation of quick build pedestrian improvements that will offer community members an opportunity to experience the enhancements first-hand and provide feedback to City staff to ensure the long-term improvements meet the community’s needs and vision. This project is a part of Santa Monica’s commitment to promote sustainable transportation and make walking safe and convenient for all ages and abilities.

Get Involved! 

The East Pico Safety Project is actively collecting feedback about people's lived experiences on the corridor. Please visit the project's social pinpoint map to begin providing feedback. 

Interactive Map

East Pico Safety Project Social Pinpoint Map

Upcoming Public Outreach Events 

  • Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m. - 12 a.m. (subject to weather) - Virginia Park Farmers Market, 2200 Virginia Ave 

Past Public Outreach Events

  • Thursday, November 16, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (subject to weather) - Santa Monica Mobile Food Pantry, 2200 Virginia Ave
  • Saturday, November 25, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (subject to weather) - Small Business Saturday, 3212 East Pico Blvd 

This project will: 

Improve Roadway Safety

Identify the factors contributing to roadway collisions and propose improvements that address the contributing factors.

Enhance the Pedestrian Experience

Outline treatments that enhance pedestrian safety, comfort, and access while amplifying the corridor’s sense of community space.

Strengthen Community Identity

Engage with a broad representation of the community, ensuring key stakeholders are informed and heard, and create spaces that reflect the culture and identity of local residents and businesses.

Build Public Spaces

Promote opportunities to create public space along the corridor, incorporating street furniture and sidewalk extension applications, and explore opportunities for businesses to increase their footprint.

Target Completion

Fall 2025