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Westside Community Paseos

Why this Project?

The Westside neighborhood of Santa Barbara has a propensity for walking and biking, however it lacks bike facilities and a safe and easy crosstown connection. The Westside Community Paseos will establish safe and efficient connections from the Westside to the Downtown area, the Eastside, and to schools and parks. With a focus on low vehicular-volume streets, the improvements will also provide a safe route to four local schools, encouraging students to bike or walk. Key features will include improved crosswalks, access ramps, improved signage, high visibility bike lanes, traffic signals, traffic diverter medians, and new street lighting. It will also create a connected crosstown bike network by connecting to the Eastside Community Paseos project.

Formerly named the Westside Bike Boulevard Gap Closure Project, the project originated from the City’s 2016 Bicycle Master Plan and feedback received during community workshops. The project will build 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

What's Happening

Westside Community Paseos Project at Historic Landmarks Commission on January 20th

January 19, 2021 

Westside Community Paseos Project at Historic Landmarks Commission on January 20th

Community feedback received during and following the public webinars held in October 2020 have helped to refine the design of the Westside Community Paseos Project. The project is now going to the City’s Historic Landmarks Commission for review and approval of aesthetic design elements at two intersections, such as brick color and landscaping.

HLC Meeting: Wednesday, January 20th. Please see the current agenda for estimated time and information on how to join the meeting electronically here:

For questions, please contact us at

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Westside Community Paseo Corridor Webinars Held

October 21, 2020 

Public Works staff held two public webinars on October 14th and 15th to update the community on biking and pedestrian safety improvements planned for the Westside 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 Westside Community Paseos. If you missed the webinars, you may view them at the following links. To provide feedback and questions, please contact us at

October 14th (Westside Area):

October 15th (Downtown Area):

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Last Updated: Oct 14, 2020
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