California Incline Opens with Celebration One Week from Today

Press conference and “open street” activities on Thursday, September 1

August 26, 2016

California Incline Opens with Celebration One Week from Today

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The historic California Incline originally completed 120 years ago this year as the Sunset Trail, is set to reopen on Thursday, September 1 with a press conference at 9 a.m. and open street access for pedestrians and cyclists from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Incline will open to cars at 5 p.m. in time for Labor Day weekend.

When: September 1, 2016

            9 a.m. – press conference

            10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – community celebration

5 p.m. – opens to cars

Where: California Incline – Ocean and California Avenues

What: A press conference and Big Blue Bus banner break followed by four hours of pedestrian and bicycle access along the Incline. The community is invited to enjoy sweeping views of the coastline and Pier as well as a photo booth, DJ music, and a special Santa Monica Public Library pop up. The Santa Monica Conservancy and Santa Monica History Museum will be on hand to share interesting details about the rich history of the Incline. Cars will be able to access the Incline starting at 5 p.m.

Who: A press conference with Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vazquez and the Santa Monica City Council along with California Assemblymember Richard Bloom, L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, and Blanca Rodriguez from Caltrans will mark the bridge’s re-dedication after a 17-month reconstruction project that brought the Incline up to meet current seismic standards.

Parking: Media parking is available along southbound Ocean Avenue, between Washington and California Avenues.

For more information on the project, visit, the Newsroom, or the event Facebook page.


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