To improve pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic safety in Santa Barbara’s Westside and Lower West Neighborhoods, Public Works conducted a bilingual outreach effort to help the neighborhoods identify areas of concern and action steps to address those concerns. A Listening Workshop was held in April 2019 and an Approach Workshop was held in June 2019 to discuss the emerging proposals based on community feedback received at the Listening Workshop, online survey, and emailed comments.
In March 2020, City Council adopted the Westside and Lower West Transportation Management Plan, which describes the process by which the neighborhoods participated, the input they provided, and the plan of action determined to address concerns. The Neighborhood Transportation Management Plan is a powerful tool that can position the City to compete more successfully for limited funding opportunities.
Westside and Lower West Neighborhoods Transportation Management Plan (7.83 MB)
Westside Bike Boulevard Project (Overview, Updates, Resources, Notifications)
The City of Santa Barbara took control of the Cliff Drive corridor from Caltrans in 2013, which opened the door for projects like the Las Positas Roundabout and the upcoming Las Positas Road & Modoc Road Multiuse Path. In 2018, the City adopted a Vision Zero strategy that aims to prevent severe and fatal injuries on City streets by focusing resources on high-priority streets with documented collision patterns. Cliff Drive is the second-highest priority corridor in the City.
Cliff Drive Vision Zero Planning Effort (Overview, Updates, Documents, FAQs, Notifications)
The objective of a Milpas Street Corridor planning effort is to discover community desires and needs for the future of Milpas Street, from Highway 101 to Canon Perdido Street. A listening workshop was held on October 1, 2019, where City staff requested community feedback about walking, biking, traffic, parking, lighting, parkway trees, and landscaping needs in the Milpas Street corridor.
An Approach Workshop was held on January 30, 2020 where staff shared potential solutions based on the community's feedback. A community-supported project will strengthen Santa Barbara's applications for grant funding in 2020.
To improve pedestrian and traffic safety in Santa Barbara’s Eastside Neighborhood, Public Works conducted a bilingual outreach effort in 2013 to help the neighborhood identify areas of concern and action steps to address those concerns. This booklet describes the process in which the neighborhood participated, the input they provided, and the plan of action they determined to address concerns. City Council approved the Eastside Neighborhood Transportation Management Plan on July 23, 2013.
Eastside Neighborhood Transportation Management Plan (26.3 MB)
Eastside Green Lanes & Bike Boulevard Project (Overview, Updates, Documents, Notifications)