Santa Monica Wins Bicycle Friendliness Award
Today, Santa Monica was honored with a Bronze level distinction from the League of American Bicyclists. Some cyclists may disagree considering heavy and unfair policing by the city, but in terms of infrastructure, Santa Monica has close to 16 miles of bike lanes, 19 miles of bike routes and a 3 mile beach bike path. They also estimate they parked 20,000 bikes with in 2008 their bicycle valet program and bicycling "plays a key role in the City’s Land Use and Circulation Element Strategy Framework," the city says. More bicycle paring is coming to downtown Santa Monica and they will have events on May 14th, which is Bike to Work Day. They join Long Beach, Claremont and Santa Clarita in recognition.