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Eastside Community Paseos

Why This Project?

The Eastside neighborhood of Santa Barbara has a propensity for walking and biking and it needs safe and easy connections. The neighborhood lacks alternatives to biking along the high-speed, busy Milpas Street corridor, which carries over 20,000 vehicles per day and saw 18 bike-involved collisions between 2011-2015. Walking can also be an uneasy experience for residents, with missing sidewalks and inadequate crossings in some locations. With a focus on low-vehicular streets, the Eastside Community Paseos will provide a safe route to local schools and parks, encouraging students to bike or walk. It will also create a crosstown bike network by connecting to the Westside Community Paseos Project. Key features will include improved crosswalks, pedestrian refuge islands, new sidewalk, landscaped peninsulas, traffic diverters, and green striping where bike lanes extend through intersections.

Formerly named the Eastside Green Lanes and Bike Boulevard Gap Closure Project, the project emerged from community input in the Eastside Neighborhood Transportation Management Plan (2013) and the Bicycle Master Plan (2016). The project will build also upon Santa Barbara’s Vision Zero Strategy, which is to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for all. Find out more about the project below.  

Project Overview PDF


Questions?

Contact us at EastsideCommunityPaseos@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

What's Happening


Eastside Community Paseo Corridor Webinar Held

December 17, 2020 

Public Works staff held a webinar on December 9 to update the community on biking and pedestrian safety improvements planned for the Eastside Neighborhood and through the Downtown to the Eastside. During this public outreach process, community members provided questions and feedback that will help refine the final design of the Eastside Community Paseos. If you missed the webinar, you may view it at the following link. To provide feedback and questions, please contact us at EastsideCommunityPaseos@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Recording of Webinar: https://youtu.be/GE3bhKmahn8

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Zoom With Us on December 9th at 6pm for a Project Design Update of the Eastside Community Paseos

November 30, 2020 

Did you know? The Eastside Connects page has changed names to Eastside Community Paseos. To learn more or ask questions about the project, please email us at EastsideCommunityPaseos@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

In addition:

You Are Invited to Attend a Webinar for the Eastside Community Paseos Project

Formerly named the Eastside Green Lanes and Bike Boulevard Gap Closure Project, the City of Santa Barbara is constructing a Community Paseo network to make it easy for people to connect across town whether they choose to drive, walk, or bike. The purpose of the webinar is to update the community on the design of the biking and walking improvements proposed on your street and within your neighborhood.

Register in advance for this webinar:
Wednesday, December 9th at 6:00PM: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4lNitoyWSweEHB3ruxUI_A

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2021
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