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State Street with a focus on the green bike lane.

Removal of State Street’s Green Bike Markings

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October 19, 2022

The City of Santa Barbara (City) is removing the green bike markings on the State Street Promenade. The purpose of the green markings were to channel cyclists to the center of the street and pedestrians to the sides of the street so user movements were more predictable. 

While the green markings were effective positioning cyclists near the center of the street, the green markings were less effective positioning pedestrians to the sides of the street. Because of this, the city is removing the green markings and exploring other options for cyclists and pedestrians to coexist in the promenade. 

Please expect traffic detours and delays at State Street intersections from Ortega Street to Victoria Street on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21, while the markings are being removed. To minimize impacts to the public, work will start each day at 6 a.m. and should be complete by 5 p.m.

As a reminder, please continue to be SAFE ON STATE: All road users to be alert, stop at red lights, keep a safe distance, watch your speeds, and be respectful. 

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