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City of Santa Monica | Cultural Affairs Division
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COAST – City of Santa Monica’s Open Streets Festival

October 1, 2017 • 10:00 am PDT

Open streets events temporarily close streets to auto traffic to encourage walking, biking, and other car-free ways of getting around. The concept became popular in Colombia as a tradition on Sundays and was endearingly renamed “CicLAvia” for Los Angeles’ popular incarnation of the open streets event. Following the opening of Expo Light Rail in May of 2016, Santa Monica hosted its first-ever open streets event called COAST, drawing over 50,000 people to experience the new light rail and to safely explore Santa Monica. The City is excited to share that COAST will return to Santa Monica on October 1.

COAST invites you to enjoy approximately two miles of car-free streets, including Ocean from Wilshire south past City Hall and Tongva Park, as well as all of Main Street to Pier Avenue, on Sunday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We encourage you to bike, walk, or take public transit to COAST. And remember, you don’t need a bike to participate – just your own two feet!

COAST is a free, engaging, and fun way to explore Santa Monica. Along the route, participants will experience live music and performances, local food, art installations, exciting restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops, and unique areas promoting mobility, art, and sustainability.