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South Coast City Looking At New Bicycle Master Plan; Some Elements Generating Controversy

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 12:50pm


A South Coast city is looking at an ambitious, and somewhat controversial new bicycle master plan.

Santa Barbara’s proposal includes $50 million dollars in projects, including the addition of three new bike and pedestrian crossings across the 101 Freeway in the city.

Other elements of the project include removing parking to add bike lanes on six Santa Barbara streets.

That part of the plan is generating some controversy, especially from people upset about the potential loss of parking on four blocks of Micheltorena in the downtown area.

The plan is the focus of an evening Santa Barbara City Council session tonight.


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