DRAFT SANTA BARBARA BICYCLE MASTER PLAN RELEASED TO PUBLIC

December 11, 2015

Meléndrez’s urban design team recently released the working draft for the Santa Barbara Bicycle Master Plan for public review, which can be viewed here: www.santabarbaraca.gov/bmp. The document updates the 1998 Bicycle Master Plan, aiming to improve the cycling experience, recommending bicycle projects and finding ways to finance implementation.

A large focus of 2015 Santa Barbara Bicycle Master Plan (SB BMP) has been to creatively engage the community; creating buzz that has generated meaningful input from a wide range of stakeholders throughout the City. The process has been unique with high quality media and tech interface such as informational and promotional videos, interactive website, and magazine-style versions of the plan, allowing various avenues for community members to provide input and stay connected throughout the project.

The Draft Plan was reviewed by the Santa Barbara Planning Commission and the Transportation and Circulation Committee on both October 29th and December 10th, 2015. The Draft Plan will now move on to City Council for adoption in early 2016.