New bike and pedestrian path allows children an active commute.
You + SBBIKE = A win for families and our community!
Should kids be able to safely bike to school?
Absolutely! At SBBIKE we think that all Santa Barbara County kids and families should have safe and accessible routes to school.
Thanks to your support of SBBIKE, Santa Barbara County is experiencing a bicycling renaissance in K-12 schools – we need your help to keep these riders safe.
What is the Goleta Bicycle + Pedestrian Master Plan?
The Goleta Bicycle + Pedestrian Master Plan is a project to plan a road system where kids, adults, and seniors can ride bikes safely and happily all over Goleta. By getting involved, community members are working to make that dream a reality. Essentially, the goal is to make sure people can comfortably bike to the places they want to go.
Where is the plan now?
The city just released the first draft which includes a planned bike network where future on-street bike lanes, protected bike lanes, bike boulevards, and off-street bike paths (like the Obern Trail) will be built. Juicy stuff!
Because this is a draft, SBBIKE volunteers (and you!) are reviewing what’s being proposed to ensure that it will support everyone from 8 to 80 years old. We’re really excited about the proposed future bike path on the Fairview Bridge and the inclusion of protected bike lanes (on-street bike lanes that use posts to physically separate bicyclists from cars). We’re still discussing how to make every freeway crossing safer (like Storke + Patterson) and what needs to happen first.
Click here to see the draft in high resolution and here for a list of projects where you can leave comments or read more.
How can I get involved?
1. Are you interested in getting together with other SBBIKE members to discuss and work to make the strongest bike plan possible? Email [email protected]
2. Next up, there will be a workshop in early January 2018. You can help just by attending and telling the city what you think.
3. Engage your neighbors + friends to go the workshop together!
What else is in the works to make biking in Goleta better?
Goleta is currently working on a few exciting projects including building the Elwood Bike Path from Pacific Oaks to Canon Green (it’s near completion!). They’re also working on the Hollister Complete Streets Project which aims to make Hollister Avenue better for people on foot, on bike and in cars. Last but not least, we’ve heard that the city is working on key details to get the San Jose Creek Bike Path and a bike path across Hollister in the near future. Lastly, there are awesome community bike rides being led out of Bicycle Bob's. We're fans of the shops Just for Women rides but you can also head over to their site to check out the full list! In addition, we encourage you to check out Echelon Cycling and the Goleta Valley Cycling Club for more awesome happenings.
Pardall Road in Isla Vista is one of the busiest bicycling routes in Santa Barbara County, with an estimated 15,000 riders a day. There is so much bike traffic that it sometimes it became nearly impossible to safely cross .
Santa Barbara County, UCSB Associated Students BIKES committee and CHP recently gathered to inaugurate traffic signals on Pardall to manage the flow and help keep everybody safe. Everyone who stopped at the new red light was served cookies. SBBIKE thanks all involved. Let's hope this stoplight is a new beginning.