On November 25, 1997, the City Council adopted resolution 97-143 amending the General Plan and incorporating the Circulation Element and related Local Coastal Plan Amendment into the City’s General Plan. In 2011, the City Council adopted Plan Santa Barbara, which included a readoption of the 1997 Circulation Element and new Circulation Element policies.
The development of the City of Santa Barbara’s Pedestrian Master Plan was directed by the adoption of the City’s Circulation Element in 1997. The Pedestrian Master Plan was written by City staff in cooperation with Alta Planning + Design. The plan was adopted by the City Council by resolution 06-065 on July 18, 2006.
The update of the City of Santa Barbara’s Bicycle Master Plan was directed by the adoption of the City’s Circulation Element, Policy 4.1, in 1997. The 2016 Bicycle Master Plan was developed by the community and stakeholders in cooperation with the Planning Commission and the Transportation and Circulation Committee. It involved extensive gathering of community input and field research. The plan was adopted by the City Council on July 26, 2016.