Exciting news: the City of Santa Monica received a $500,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC), with funds earmarked for Global Green to help the City in their marketing and outreach efforts for the Bike Share program.
"As extreme traffic veterans, I think we can all appreciate alternative options for getting around," said Mary Luevano, Policy and Legislative Affairs Director at Global Green. "This is a victory for our environment and for Santa Monica's many businesses, residents and tourists and we are excited to help the city continue its successful ride to reduce congestion and air pollution while improving zero emission transportation options in the city."
Update: Good LAist story on the news.
Santa Monica will join Washington, D.C., Seattle, Minneapolis, and Denver as U.S. cities offering bike sharing to residents and visitors. It is expected that 35 bikes share stations for 350 bikes will be part of the launch of the program in 2013.