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Lower Eastside Connectivity Active Transportation Plan

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What is this Plan?
The City is developing the Lower Eastside Connectivity Active Transportation Plan to identify ways to improve walking and bicycling access between the Lower Eastside Neighborhood and destinations south of U.S. Highway 101. This includes access to the Santa Barbara Zoo, Waterfront, Dwight Murphy Field, stores, restaurants, hotels, and the Cabrillo Pavilion.

With approximately 1.25 miles between each access point to cross it, the U.S. Highway 101 is a physical barrier for walking and bicycling. There is also a lack of walking and bicycling infrastructure at some of the crossing locations or within corridors leading to them.

Depending on community feedback, the plan could identify approaches to improving existing crossing locations or a plan for a completely new crossing. This plan would 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. While no funding has been identified for construction yet, developing a plan is an important first step.


Questions? Contact us at LECC@SantaBarbaraCA.Gov

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Online Public Meeting: Monday, October 25, 2021, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

November 9, 2021 

Register for webinar at: Registration link for Lower Eastside Connectivity Active Transportation Plan Public Meeting (links to external site)

  • We want your feedback on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity from the Eastside to the Waterfront. This session will be held online using the ZOOM platform. Participants will be able to watch the presentation and submit questions and comments. No webcams or microphones necessary. Traducción al español proporcionada.
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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2021
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