Time to Coast: Santa Monica’s first open streets event takes place June 5

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Enjoy two miles of car-free streets and discover local food, music, shops, culture, dance and games at Coast, Santa Monica’s first open streets event. The free event starts at 9 a.m. and goes to 3 p.m. this Sunday, June 5. The route is primarily along Ocean, Colorado, and Main throughout downtown Santa Monica.

If you’re planning to attend, you can get there via the bike path along the beach as well as the new bike path that runs alongside the Expo Line. Big Blue Bus is also an option; all buses have bike racks.

Another viable option is, of course, the Expo Line. Bikes are permitted on trains, but keep in mind that if the train is full, you’ll have to wait for the next train. The Expo extension has seen a fair amount of weekend riders so far — no surprise, as it goes to the beach and the weather’s only getting warmer — so you may encounter this situation some time during the event. Please be considerate and do not block doors or aisles. 

Designated space on board trains for bikes, strollers, etc. are marked with this symbol:

No excuse to not see the sign, so put your bikes where they belong when you ride.

The doors adjacent to these areas are also marked on the outside, making it easy to know where to board.

Since Coast has a short route, you might not think it worthwhile to schlep your own bike to Santa Monica, and that’s totally fine. The two-mile route is a very comfortable walk. And you can always pick up a bike along the way. Consider Breeze Bike Share, which has stations at 26th St/Bergamot Station, 17th St/SMC Station and Downtown Santa Monica. Or rent a bike from Santa Monica Bike Center, located a block southwest from Downtown Santa Monica Station!

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