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Las Positas Modoc Road Bicycle & Pedestrian Path Project


What is this project?

This project proposes to construct a 2.6 mile-long separated pathway for bicyclists, runners, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities along Las Positas and Modoc Roads.


Where will the pathway be located?

The pathway will start on the south side of Modoc Road at Calle De Los Amigos and continue east to the west side of Las Positas Road, then veer south along Las Positas Road to Cliff Drive.


What are the benefits of this project?

    Improved safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.
    Increased walking and biking opportunities.
    Improved access to Elings Park, Arroyo Burro Beach, Douglas Family
         Preserve, etc.

    Connection to Coast Bike Route – bike from the Santa Barbara Waterfront
         to Goleta Beach!

How much will this project cost?

    Design and Environmental Review: $2.4million
    Construction Estimate: $15.5 million

How is this project funded?

The project is funded primarily through Active Transportation Program (ATP) grant funds in addition to local Measure C funds for local matching costs.


When will the pathway be constructed?

Construction of the path is anticipated to begin in late August 2020, with an estimated 18-month construction duration, which will include the planting of replacement trees and landscaping.

What does the proposed design look like?
Path Renderings and Cross Sections

Missed the Virtual Groundbreaking of Las Positas and Modoc Roads Multiuse Pathway? Click below to watch the virtual celebration!
Virtual Groundbreaking Ceremony, July 29, 2020

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What's Happening?

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Las Positas and Modoc Roads Multiuse Path Phase II of the Arroyo Burro Open Space Restoration

February 28, 2022 

Please join Mayor Randy Rowse and the Santa Barbara City Council for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the completion of the Las Positas and Modoc Roads Multiuse Path Phase II of the Arroyo Burro Open Space Restoration.

Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 8:30am

Meet at the Arroyo Burro Open Space at 599 Alan Road, where the new footbridge over Arroyo Burro meets the Multiuse Path.

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Las Positas and Modoc Roads Multiuse Path Construction Update

November 8, 2021 

Traffic control and temporary delays along Modoc Road and Las Positas Road should be expected while the concrete medians are constructed. The public is reminded that the speed limit is reduced to 35-mph, and the temporary striping has been shifted to allow enough buffer for construction work to occur safely.

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Las Positas and Modoc Roads Multiuse Path

September 28, 2021 

The City’s contractor, Rasmussen, has now completed the installation of the concrete barrier walls, retaining walls, and concrete box culvert for stormwater conveyance. Concrete curbs and retaining curbs have also been constructed just south of the Las Positas and Richelle Lane intersection up to the intersection of Las Positas and Veronica Springs.

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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2020
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