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Culver City Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program

Culver City celebrates Pedestrian Safety Month by encouraging residents to be more active and making safety a priority. Safety is a habit. Don’t break it.

Culver City Celebrates Pedestrian Safety Month

Be Active, Take a Walk or Ride a Bike, and Be Safe

Culver City, through a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), is reminding adults – and especially seniors – to focus on safety while navigating through our streets. We invite you to attend workshops and community events including group walks and bike rides to encourage people of all ages to walk and bike more often and increase safety awareness.

During September, we are hosting several events to encourage people of all ages to be more active and and more aware of safety.

Saturday 9/4 – National Wildlife Day: Family Ride + Bike Skills Workshop
Meet at Culver City Middle School, 4601 Elenda St., 90230
9 am

Wednesday 9/8: Walk Safe Walk Smart Workshop + Walking Tour + Poetry Workshop
Senior Center (4095 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90232)
10am – 12pm

Sunday 9/12 – National Grandparents Day
Celebrate by taking your elder family and friends for a walk and enjoy some free treats!
Meet at the Senior Center Center (4095 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90232) for a leisurely walk to Village Well, (9900 Culver Blvd., 90230) to enjoy a complimentary coffee or tea. We’ll even have chaperones ready to assist! Or walk on your own to Veterans Park for light refreshments in the picnic area.
Meet at 10:00am

Saturday 9/18: Harvest Moon Evening Ride
Evening Ride + tips on night riding. Learn about rules of the road, being visible, different types of bike lights and then join us for a group ride and enjoy the Harvest Moon.

Please bring a bike in good working order, helmet (required), water bottle and bike lights (a rear light and reflective arm and leg bands will be provided).

Meet at Village Well, 9900 Culver Blvd., 90230
6:30pm REGISTER

— THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED —
Sunday 9/19 – National Talk like a Pirate Day Waking Adventure + Treasure Hunt
— THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED —

Wednesday 9/22: Adult Bike Skills Workshop
Cycling is a fun, low impact way to get regular exercise When done safely, it’s also a great way to get a round town. Join us for this 2 hour workshop as we review the rules of the road, getting ready to ride, emergency preparation, safety skills and route planning. Then we’ll take a short ride and put it all together!

All skills levels welcome! However, if you are joining the group ride, please bring a bike in good working order, helmet (required) and water bottle. Participants will receive a water bottle, reflective arm bands and a rear light.

Senior Center (4095 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90232)
10am – 2pm REGISTER

Saturday 9/25: Park to Playa Adventure
Celebrate National Public Lands Day with your choice of Family Ride, Trail Ride, Group Walk to explore this amazing resource

The Park to Playa Regional Trail is a 13-mile regional trail that connects a network of trails, parks, and open spaces from the Baldwin Hills Parklands to the Pacific Ocean. The trail has 6 segments: Stocker Corridor, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Blair Hills – Segment C, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Culver City Park, and Ballona Creek Bike Path.

Choose your adventure! We will host 2 guided rides and 1 walk. Each will visit Stoneview Nature Center and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Center (KHSRA). The trail ride will also include Culver City Park and Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook and fun on the trails in KHSRA. The walk will start at Culver Park and head over to KHSA.

WALKERS: Meet at Baldwin Hills Scenic overlook trailhead. The trailhead is at the back end of the parking lot at the top of the Scenic Overlook (pay parking). Please bring good walking/hiking shoes, layered clothing, water, snacks, sunscreen and hat. You can hike, bike, drive or take a convenient shuttle to the top: https://pw.lacounty.gov/transit/TheLinkBaldwin.aspx

CYCLISTS: Meet at Syd Kronenthal Park (3459 McMannis, Culver City 90232) at 8:45 and be ready to roll at 9:00.

The FAMILY RIDE will ride on streetS to Stonview Nature Center and over the bridge to Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area before heading back. Bring a bike in good working order, helmet (required), water, snacks and sunscreen

The TRAIL RIDE will follow streets to Duquesne before heading up to the Scenic Overlook, down to Stoneview and over to Kenneth Hahn where will ride on trails before turning back. Approximately 15 miles. Bring a bike in good working order, helmet (required), water, snacks and sunscreen.

9:00 am – 11:00am REGISTER

Sunday 9/26: Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Culver City
Celebrate National Family Fitness Day and close out Pedestrian Safety month with this guided walking historic tour of downtown Culver City.

Our adventure begins at City Hall where will gather for a brief introduction on traffic safety awareness and morning stretch presented by Culver Palms YMCA. Our tour will be lead by resident historians Julie Lugo Cerra and Hope Parrish as we walk through and around downtown learning of it’s storied past. From the munchkins who stayed at the Culver Hotel to the legends that made Culver the Heart of Screenland before ending at Village Well Coffee and Books at the corner fo Culver and Duquesne.

Please arrive by 9:45 and be ready to begin at 10:00. The walk is approximately 1 hour with multiple stops. Bring good walking shoes, water, snacks, sunscreen and hat.

City Hall, 9770 Culver Blvd., 90232
10am -12pm REGISTER

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Culver City has good public transportation and is very bikeable. Unfortunately, Culver City also has many senior pedestrians who are involved in accidents with distracted and speeding drivers presenting a major opportunity for improvement.

Why Walk?

Maintaining or increasing your strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility are key factors to staying fit. Walking builds strength and endurance which contributes to better balance. You can improve your flexibility with stretching exercises designed specifically for older adults. By striving to increase all four factors, you lower your risk of injury and slow the aging process in your joints and muscles.