The Santa Monica College bicycle parking lot opened on February 11,
but it will have its official grand opening Thursday, February 23,
11:30 am to 1 pm. It’s on Pearl Street between 17th and 20th streets
in Santa Monica
There will be a parade, featuring riders from SMC’s Bike Club, free
bicycle tune-ups, a cycling safety workshop, and free food. Santa
Monica Mayor Pro Tem Terry O’Day, SMC Board of Trustees Chair Dr.
Nancy Greenstein and SMC President Dr. Chui L. Tsang will probably
Responding to an increase in bicycle ridership by SMC students and employees, the college built the $600,000 south campus bike parking
lot with 400 spaces, bringing the campus total of bike parking 710
spaces. The new lot also has secure racks for skateboards. The
facility, on three-quarters of an acre, is “notably secure,” accord-
ing to college officials, with bright lighting, security cameras and emergency phones. It’s located across the street from the Campus
Funded by Measure AA, the 2008 $289 million Santa Monica-Malibu bond measure, the parking lot took six months to complete.