Green Changes to State Street Promenade
By edhat staff
Santa Barbara's State Street Promenade now has a large green stripe down the middle designated for bicyclists.
From Victoria to Ortega Streets, a 12-foot wide lime green zone is now painted at intersections on State Street between the parklets and outdoor dining tables.
After the City of Santa Barbara received numerous complaints of bicyclists in the Promenade, the green zone is designed to signal where bicyclists can safely ride and where pedestrians shouldn't walk.
Renderings of the idea were presented in January to control traffic and direct bicyclists and pedestrians.
It's unclear if these additions will be permanent, but last week the Santa Barbara City Council unanimously voted to keep the State Street Promenade for another year while expanding outdoor dining and allowing live music.
(Photo: City of Santa Barbara)