Tonight the budget priorities for the next 2 years will be discussed by the Santa Monica Council. For cyclists it is important we continue our presence and advocate for some real money. Bicyclists receiving the cracked off chips fallen from the edges of bread crumbs doesn't cut it anymore. Bike parking is still lacking almost everywhere, bike routes are still fragmented, education is still lacking and programs like Bike It Day at the schools operate on shoe string budgets led by volunteers without much city support. I know we can do better, but it's not going to come free, we need to invest in the future.
Sorry for the short notice, but if you can come out and speak tonight, it would be greatly appreciated and could make a real difference. Hopefully some different voices than the usual suspects.
Santa Monica City Hall, meeting starts at 6:00pm, agenda item is 8B, and will likely come on closer to 8. More details at Santa Monica Spoke.