August 19, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Two Years of Breeze Bike Share with 1.3 Million Miles Covered

 Breeze Bike Share presented by Hulu turns two on November 12. Since the City of Santa Monica launched Los Angeles County’s first bike share system in 2015, 80,000 active subscribers have taken more than 628,000 trips, riding more than 1.3 million miles – equivalent to pedaling around the world 53 times. With generous sponsorship from Hulu, the program is self-sustaining and requires no additional subsidy from the City after the first two years of operation.

Last Saturday, November 4, 25 community members joined a five-mile ride marking Breeze’s birthday with Mayor Ted Winterer as part of his monthly Ride with the Mayor. There, he shared, “Every time you opt for a bike trip over a car trip, you are reducing carbon emissions, reducing gridlock, and boosting your overall health and wellbeing. Breeze makes biking easy with a station in every pocket of town.”

People Breeze for fun or for business, to and from the Metro Expo Line, along the beach bike path, during lunch, and to run errands. The green Breeze bikes are now a staple of transportation options in Santa Monica, and help achieve communitywide congestion and air emissions goals. Since launching, the program has prevented more than 1,166,300 pounds of carbon from entering the atmosphere.

In the coming year, the City is looking to expand the program by adding new bikes and integrating Breeze with neighboring bike share systems in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and UCLA. Once implemented, the sub-regional bike share system will allow users to travel between systems with their one existing account. The system area will provide members access to 830 bikes and more than 139 stations throughout the Westside.

“The regional network will expand access to the system,” says Kyle Kozar, the City’s Bike Share Coordinator. “With one account, users will be able to travel farther throughout the Westside and not have to worry about out-of-system-area fees or extra sign-up processes.”

Related Posts

Los Angeles Officials Propose Outright Citywide Ban on Oil Drilling

August 19, 2022

August 19, 2022

Ordinance would prohibit new oil and gas extraction and phase out existing extraction operations Last week the Los Angeles City...

Local Los Angeles County Lifeguard Dies in Car Crash

August 18, 2022

August 18, 2022

Derek Traeger passes away  By Dolores Quintana The social media accounts of the Los Angeles County Lifeguards announced the active...

Santa Monica High School Student Hospitalized Following Slashing

August 18, 2022

August 18, 2022

Fight breaks out during lunch Thursday By Sam Catanzaro A Santa Monica High School student was taken to the hospital...

Goop Superfina Opening Ghost Kitchen in Santa Monica

August 17, 2022

August 17, 2022

Gwyneth Paltrow coming to Santa Monica August 31 By Dolores Quintana Goop Founder Gwyneth Paltrow has added another arm to...

Chicken Tender Festival Coming to Beverly Hills This Weekend

August 17, 2022

August 17, 2022

Tenderfest happening at the Wallis Annenberg Center this Saturday By Dolores Quintana  Tenderfest is coming to Beverly Hills at the...

Burglary Suspect Arrested in Santa Monica With Stolen Property in Possession

August 16, 2022

August 16, 2022

SMPD detectives believe suspect is responsible for other thefts in the area By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica police over the...

Americana in the Park Concert Series Returns to Santa Monica’s Gandara Park this September

August 16, 2022

August 16, 2022

McCabe’s Guitar Shop partners with the City for a celebration of Americana music McCabe’s Guitar Shop, in partnership with the...

Anne Heche Dies Following Mar Vista Crash

August 16, 2022

August 16, 2022

Actress dies at 53 due to injuries sustained in August 5 crash By Sam Catanzaro Anne Heche has died at...

Police Seek Publics Help In Identifying Victims Of Sexual Assault By Registered Sex Offender: Santa Monica Beat – August 15th, 2022

August 15, 2022

August 15, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* Police Seek Publics Help In Identifying Victims Of Sexual Assault By Registered...

Man Arrested for Santa Monica’s Second Homicide of the Year

August 15, 2022

August 15, 2022

Lamont E. Horton arrested in connection to August 11 murder By Sam Catanzaro A man was arrested by Santa Monica...

Sunset Park Custom Home Lists For First Time Ever By Original Builders $5.9M: Santa Monica Real Estate Report – August 15th, 2022

August 15, 2022

August 15, 2022

Property, Developments, and Listings on the Westside.* City Council Votes to Unanimously Backs Proposal to Cut Rent Increases* Sunset Park...

Construction Begins on Michigan Avenue Affordable Housing Development

August 13, 2022

August 13, 2022

The new development will replace the Santa Monica Nikkei Hall By Dolores Quintana ​​A new affordable housing project has begun...

Column: Time to Crack Down on Vacant Homes’ Owners

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

By Tom Elias, Columnist ​​There is no doubt California has a housing shortage. That’s fact even in the wake of...

Metro To Hold Community Meetings About Potential Green Line Extension

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

By Dolores Quintana Los Angeles Metro is holding a series of public meetings to discuss extending the Metro C or...