East Pico Safety Project

Project Overview

The City of Santa Monica’s Local Roadway Safety Plan Identified East Pico Boulevard is among the 14% of roadways that account for 50% of the fatal and severe traffic collisions in Santa Monica. The East Pico Safety Project will explore improvements to maximize pedestrian safety on Pico Boulevard, between 27th Street and Centinela Avenue. 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 design and implement quick-build pedestrian improvements. These enhancements will allow community members to experience them firsthand and offer feedback to City staff, ensuring the long-term improvements align with the community’s needs and vision. The project will include a final evaluation and impact assessment of the improvements, along with a final report outlining recommendations for phase two safety improvements, necessitating additional funding resources. 

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. 

Project Documents

East Pico Safety Project - Existing Conditions Report

East Pico Safety Project - Public Input Summary

Past Public Outreach Events 

  • Saturday, October 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. - Walk Audit, 3101 Pico Blvd 
  • Thursday, November 16, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Santa Monica Mobile Food Pantry, 2200 Virginia Ave 
  • Saturday, November 25, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Small Business Saturday, 3212 East Pico Blvd  
  • Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m. - 12 a.m. - Virginia Park Farmers Market, 2200 Virginia Ave  
  • October to December 31 - East Pico Safety Project Interactive Social Pinpoint Map, online
  • Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Kit of Parts Demonstration, 3301 Pico Blvd. 

This project will: 

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 residents and businesses. 

Analyze Roadway Safety Data 

Analyze the factors contributing to roadway collisions and identify improvements that address the contributing factors. 

Enhance the Pedestrian Experience 

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

Build Towards Future Improvements 

Identify future long-term infrastructure improvements and strengthen the City’s position to apply for additional funding.