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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.

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What's Happening

Westside Community Paseos Construction Update

April 21, 2022 

The construction of the Westside Community Paseos Project is anticipated to begin in summer of 2022. Signage will be posted throughout the project area at least a week in advance to notify community members of the upcoming activity. Contact information for questions during the construction phase will be provided prior to the start of construction.

For more information about the project, please click here for the Westside Community Paseos Project information sheet.

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Gillespie Street Project Updates - Webinar held on March 17, 2021. Recording and Plans Available.

March 23, 2021 

Public Works Staff hosted a webinar on March 17, 2021, to update community members on the project design changes proposed specifically on Gillespie Street, including updated locations of traffic diverters to maintain existing bus routes, and adding landscaped peninsulas. If you missed the webinar, you may view it at the following link: Video - Westside Community Paseos - Gillespie Street Project Updates

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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2021
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