In addition, the city owns and operates a general aviation airport (Santa Monica Airport).
Santa Monica has it all. Residential properties and numerous commercial and entertainment businesses are complemented by one of the most environmentally activist municipalities in the nation. In fact, it was one of the first cities in the nations to formally adopt a comprehensive sustainability plan, setting waste reduction and water conservation policies for both the public and private sector. Its beachfront cityscape is highlighted by its world famous Santa Monica Pier, known for its recreational and entertainment center featuring restaurants, retail, and even an amusement park.
Another strength of the city is its public transportation. Many citizens and visitors utilize the bicycle sharing system, the city owned bus service (Big Blue Bus), subway (Purple Line) and recently completed light rail (Expo Line). In addition, the city owns and operates a general aviation airport (Santa Monica Airport).