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Las Positas - Modoc Road Bike Path ProjectPublic Works


What is this project?

This project proposes to construct a 2.6 mile-long separated pathway for bicyclists, runners, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities along Las Positas and Modoc Roads.


Where will the pathway be located?

The pathway will start on Modoc Road at Calle De Los Amigos and continue east to Las Positas Road, then veer south along Las Positas Road to Cliff Drive.


What are the benefits of this project?

  • Improved safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Increased walking and biking opportunities.
  • Improved access to Elings Park, Arroyo Burro Beach, Douglas Family Preserve, etc.
  • Connection to Coast Bike Route – bike from the Santa Barbara Waterfront to Goleta Beach!

How much will this project cost?

  • Design and Environmental Review: $1.55 million
  • Construction Estimate: $10 - $15 million

How is this project funded?

The City of Santa Barbara received $1.37 million in grant funding through the Federal Active Transportation Program (ATP) to design this project, with the remaining design costs being provided by the City. Over the coming years, construction funds will be sought from competitive state and federal grant sources that fund bicycle and pedestrian improvements.


When will the pathway be constructed?

Funding for construction has not yet been identified, so there is no construction timeframe yet. City staff plans to apply for construction funding through the next ATP grant cycle in mid-2016. Due to the size and scale of this project, it may have to be constructed in phases. The City’s Bicycle Master Plan anticipates the project to be completed between 2020 and 2025.


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Project Resources

Renderings/Cross Sections
Modoc Cross Sections

Las Positas Cross Sections 
Las Positas Renderings 



Plan Sheets


L-1.01 - Modoc at Calle De Los Amigos
L-1.02  - Modoc at Ferrara
L-1.03  - Modoc at Palermo
L-1.04 - Modoc at Arroyo Verde Condos
L-1.05  - Modoc west of Las Positas
L-1.06  - Modoc at Las Positas
L-1.07 - Las Positas at Las Positas Place
L-1.08 - Las Positas south of Las Positas Place
L-1.09 - Las Positas north of Veronica Springs
L-1.10 - Las Positas at Veronica Springs
L-1.11 - Las Positas at Richelle Lane
L-1.12 - Las Positas at Elings-Jerry Harwin Pky
L-1.13 - Las Positas south of Elings
L-1.14 - Las Positas north of Cliff Drive
L-1.15 - Las Positas at Cliff Drive


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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2016