This project will construct a Class I/Class II bike path adjacent to San Jose Creek, from Hollister Avenue to the Atascadero Creek Class I Bike Path at Goleta Beach. The project is in preliminary engineering phase and City is currently preparing a project study to analyze and present viable alternatives for the bike path alignment. One of the alternatives currently being vetted includes a combination Class I / Class II bike path with a portion of Class II bike path along South Kellogg Avenue and the Class I portion located adjacent to SR 217. The City is working with Caltrans to have the Class I bike path included in the SR 217 Bridge over San Jose Creek replacement project.
Purpose and Need
This project will provide a commuter bike route and recreational access from Old Town Goleta to UCSB and Goleta Beach and connect to the Atascadero Creek Bikeway. The project will also connect to the San Jose Creek Bike Path Middle project.
Strategic Plan Goal
Implement Citywide Capital Improvement Program
Funding for preliminary engineering for this project is a combination of Transportation & Community & System Preservation (TCSP), Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP), and Goleta Transportation Improvement Program (GTIP) funds.
The City is currently working with Caltrans and the County of Santa Barbara on the preliminary engineering phase of the project, which includes the preparation of preliminary design concepts and alignment alternatives, environmental investigations, and a project funding plan. This process will be on-going within the coming year.
Teresa Lopes, P.E.