Santa Barbara County, Buellton, Solvang and the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments are working together to study the potential Santa Ynez River Trail that would provide a safe connection between Buellton and Solvang for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians.
“The goal is not to decide on a final route now,” said Lauren Bianchi Klemann, public information manager for SBCAG. “We’re just gathering information that will be used in future decisions.”
Currently, the only route between Buellton and Solvang for pedestrians, bicyclists and equestrians is along the shoulders of two-lane Highway 246, where traffic generally flows at 55 mph but at times can become severely congested. During peak afternoon periods, as many as 2,000 vehicles an hour can travel that stretch of highway where there are no sidewalks, improved trails nor barriers to protect walkers, cyclists and horseback riders.
See the routes, make a comment
Santa Ynez Valley residents and visitors can view potential routes for the Santa Ynez River Trail and provide their comments through the interactive website at http://arcg.is/0e8yGr.
Comments can also be emailed to Jared Carvalho, project manager, at [email protected]