Since adopting its Bike Action Plan in 2011, Santa Monica has been building out a citywide network of facilities connecting schools, parks and commercial areas. At a modest 8 square miles and 93,000 residents, Santa Monica enjoys a surprising density and variety of bike facilities. Although surrounded by a region known for its auto-philia, Santa Monica has achieved a resident cycling mode share of almost 6% for all trips. This bike tour will talk about the physical and cultural bike investments including buffered green bike lanes, neighborhood greenways, gap closures, first/last mile connections to transit, outreach and tactical urbanism, and supporting services that have put more people in the saddle, and established the new normal for biking in Southern California. Come experience SoCal’s dense coastal city on bike!
Kyle Kozar, Senior Transportation Planner/Bike Program Coordinator, City of Santa Monica