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Traffic EngineeringPublic Works

The mission of our Traffic Engineering section is to effectively manage and improve the transportation network by identifying and developing improvements that are responsive to the needs of all travel modes, so that people can move safely and efficiently throughout the City.


Request for Investigation

Services we provide:

  • speed survey information 
  • curb painting requests 
  • traffic volume data collection
  • commercial loading issue
  • road closure approval
  • traffic collision analysis
  • signal timing optimization
  • traffic-control plan review
  • traffic control devices and missing sign issues
  • vegetation obstruction complaints
  • traffic congestion management
  • special event coordination

Emergency Hotlines:

Traffic Signal Hotline: (805) 560-7518
Streetlight Hotline: (805) 564-5416

Daily Traffic Volume Maps

PDF DocumentDowntown/Main Map

PDF DocumentOuter State Street & Hidden Valley

PDF DocumentMontecito & Airport Area

Policies Regarding Stop Signs

General Information about Stop Signs and Speed Control
PDF DocumentWhat is the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)?


Contact Us

Traffic Engineering office is located at
630 Garden Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 

Correspondence can be directed to
 P.O. Box 1990 Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990

Phone: (805) 560-7518


Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016