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.
View the Westside Paseos Project Info Sheet here.
Eastside and Westside Community Paseos Corridor Projects - Design Update (4/22/21)
Westside Community Paseos Webinar Presentation - Oct. 14, 2020
Westside Community Paseos Webinar Presentation - Oct. 15, 2020
Conceptual Plans for Westside Community Paseos
Vision Zero Strategy (2018)
To read the Bicycle Master Plan, visit the Transportation Policy and Master Plan Documents page.
735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tel. (805) 963-0611
City of Santa Barbara, PO Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990
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