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Santa Monica College has completed a new 400-space south campus bike parking lot.
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Santa Monica College has completed a new 400-space south campus bike parking lot.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Biking

Santa Monica College Completes $600,000 400-Space Bike Parking Lot

Posted Feb. 14, 2013, 8:40 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

Santa Monica College has built a new $600,000 bike parking lot with 400 spaces, bringing the campus total to 710 spaces.

The project was in response to a significant increase in bicycle ridership by SMC students and employees

A grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 28.

The facility, on three-quarters of an acre, is notably secure, with bright lighting, security cameras and emergency phones – and it is located across the street from the Campus Police office.

The lot also has secure racks for skateboards.

Funded by Measure AA, the 2008 Santa Monica-Malibu bond measure, the new bike parking lot took six months to complete. 

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Feb. 16, 2013, 6:19:25 pm

Miryan said...

It's ridiculous that a parking lot would be built at same price as a house!!! I would love to have you disclose the bills!

Feb. 20, 2013, 12:54:32 pm

Albert Myers said...

I appreciate that we need bike parking on campus. However I do not see where the $600,000.00 went. Who decided that $1,500. per space was fine,the contractor?

Mar. 3, 2013, 2:29:44 pm

Bee said...

$600,000 to complete 40 bicycle parking spots is an outrageous amount of money! A full accounting is needed, including the names of the responsible parties. This is yet another example of excessive waste of our Property Taxes by the SMC officials and their associates.

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