The long awaited project to improve walking and biking along Santa Monica Beach is now underway. The North Beach Trail Project will improve safety and circulation for both pedestrians and bicyclists. Ocean Front Walk, north of the Pier, will be renovated with new paving, seat walls, lighting, and better connections to and from the Pacific Coast Highway overpasses and the beach. The shared bike path at the north end of the beach will be widened with a clearly defined separate path for pedestrians. Circulation along the bike path under the Pier and around the large parking lot north of the Pier will be improved to accommodate heavy pedestrian traffic.
Community input is needed! Please visit www.tiny.cc/SurveyNorthBeachTrail through April 20, 2017 to take a survey in English or Spanish that will measure Beach Trail users’ perceptions of safety, comfort, and desired access points along the Beach Trail between Bay Street and the north city limits.
In-person surveys will be conducted along the Beach Trail on Sunday April 9, 2017 between noon and 4 p.m. City staff and the consultant team will interview Beach Trail users and gather their responses to a short survey. Information collected will inform initial design concepts for improvements, which will be presented at a community open house in May or June 2017. Time and location information will be posted on the City’s project website at http://www.santamonicaparks.org/beach-trail.
The survey can be completed at www.tiny.cc/SurveyNorthBeachTrail.