This map outlines low-stress neighborhood streets that are adjacent to the Obern. Please note that it's likely that the closure will switch between different sides of Puente Drive during November.
Bike commuters to U.C.S.B. and bicycling enthusiasts everywhere may have noticed signs on the Obern alerting the public that portions of the Obern Trail will be closed beginning November 4th until December 2nd. SBBIKE is working on getting the full scoop (specific dates and the limits of the closure) and will update this article once we have those details so you can plan accordingly.
The closure dates are a month long because this isn't a typical repave, the path will be entirely constructed to address serious root damage that has occurred. It does appear that the path may be open on some days during that period. We know this is an important route for many people and thank everyone for their patience while the County of Santa Barbara undertakes this big project. We appreciate all of our readers who are biking to work and doing something that is great for the environment, your health, and our community at large! Bear with us and before you know it, we'll have a fresh new bike path to ride.