Are you ready to discover how easy it is to get around town on one of our electric assist family cargo bikes?

The City of Santa Monica is initiating an electric assist family cargo bike loaner program beginning in the 2020/21 school year. The program will allow parents of kids at eligible schools to check out a family cargo bike for a one-week trial period at no cost to the participants. This is a collaborative project between the City of Santa Monica Safe Routes to School department, The Bike Center, and Sustainable Streets.

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Be part of the solution! Ditch the car and help reduce motorized queues at school drop-off and pick-up zones.

Active transport that provides a swift and healthy alternative for routine trips to schools and for local errands.

Zero-emission and environmentally friendly transport that is good for your family and better for our community.


This program is available to parents and legal guardians over the age of 18 who have a child enrolled in one of the following SMMUSD schools:

  • Grant Elementary
  • Muir Elementary
  • Roosevelt Elementary
  • McKinley Elementary
  • YMCA Santa Monica Child Development Center
  • Edison Language Academy
  • Franklin Elementary