Santa Monica Coast Open Streets Open Thread

Santa Monica's Coast open streets festival took place yesterday. All photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.
Santa Monica's Coast open streets festival took place yesterday. All photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.
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The city of Santa Monica hosted its second iteration of “Coast” – the city’s open streets event. The free event featured music, booths, poetry, exercise stations, and much more. It drew thousands of attendees on foot, bike, and skates – including lots of families enjoying the car-free streets.

There is little to critique about all the great stuff at Coast, though, with only two miles SBLA will quote Oliver Twist in asking “more please?” How about doing this more often than annually? How about partnering with the city of L.A. to extend the event into Venice, perhaps including Abbot Kinney Boulevard?

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Coast is one of the more pedestrian-friendly open streets events in southern California
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All ages, all kinds of wheels (plus unwheeled feet) enjoyed Santa Monica’s Coast
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Coast featured plenty of seating – both these metal tables and chairs, as well as picnic benches and tables – which allowed businesses to nicely spill out into the streets
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Coast open streets on Santa Monica’s Ocean Avenue

Readers – how was your experience at Coast yesterday?

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