Provide Feedback about the Future of Milpas Street

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Provide Feedback about the Future of Milpas Street
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Milpas and Haley Street Intersection

Source: City of Santa Barbara

About 100 community members met at a Listening Workshop on October 1 to identify needs and desires for the future of the Milpas Street corridor. It's not too late to provide your input about walking, biking, traffic, and lighting on Milpas. Take the survey by November 15 to help create an action plan for this corridor. Click on one of the links below to access the survey:

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Milpas_English

Español: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/Milpas_Espanol

City staff will collect the feedback received at the workshop, from the survey, and from emailed comments and will develop approaches to address the issues raised. At an Approach Workshop later in the year, these solutions will be presented for further community input.

 

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Luvaduck Oct 19, 2019 08:27 AM
Provide Feedback about the Future of Milpas Street

Traffic increases made it an artery. No street parking along the commercial corridor would eliminate the hazzard of walkers darting out between cars and in general, increase visibility. Traffic light timing should give enough time to get across even if pedestrians are in wheelchairs, pushing strollers or using walkers and teens from the nearby schools should be ticketed if they don't obey the lights. Otherwise, safety areas mid-crossing might be necessary.

SBWalkers Oct 19, 2019 08:14 AM
Provide Feedback about the Future of Milpas Street

They should set the limit to 25mph on ALL streets, it is way to fast on Milpas now. Stand on about the 300 block during commute time and you'll see/hear, Speeding is very very bad on Milpas, Haley, Gutierrez and Alisos

Roger Oct 18, 2019 05:49 PM
Provide Feedback about the Future of Milpas Street

Today was the day they took down the trees at the Milpas Shopping Center for Sprouts I can't wait for the store to open but killing those trees will always be a mark against them in my book...

a-1573716050 Oct 18, 2019 04:30 PM
Provide Feedback about the Future of Milpas Street

Keep building heights low. More greenery. Preserve the large trees where the Crows roost at night. Make street lights more nightsky friendly. Set speed at and enforce it for 30mph.

Bird Oct 19, 2019 08:09 AM
Provide Feedback about the Future of Milpas Street

its, not it's. AND: the Milpas area is one of the oldest parts of Santa Barbara. It's been "preserved" because it was scorned by the rich and powerful. Now, unfortunately, it and the Haley, etc. environs have been "discovered". Let's encourage the City to pay respect to its past, its present --- and the future: it's not a freeway on-ramp; nor is it a high rise downtown.

Bird Oct 19, 2019 08:29 AM
Provide Feedback about the Future of Milpas Street

its, not it's. AND: the Milpas area is one of the oldest parts of Santa Barbara. It's been "preserved" because it was scorned by the rich and powerful. Now, unfortunately, it and the Haley, etc. environs have been "discovered". Let's encourage the City to pay respect to its past, its present --- and the future: it's not a freeway on-ramp; nor is it a high rise downtown.

Bird Oct 19, 2019 08:05 AM
Provide Feedback about the Future of Milpas Street

I agree, absolutely keep the Ficus trees. I keep wondering, on seeing several sick Ficus in the mid-block of Milpas, if the trees are being poisoned. Odd that several are doing so poorly. Look at Carrillo Street: no one calls for those trees to be downed. The Milpas trees should be encouraged with wider sidewalks for pedestrians, using permeable pavement for the trees. And building heights should be low, for a human-scale feel to the street as well as out of respect for the history of the area. This was not and should not be a duplicate of State Street (or any other street) but it's own character and scale.

a-1573716050 Oct 18, 2019 09:44 AM
Provide Feedback about the Future of Milpas Street

What if you lived on the upper end of Milpas and the road were closed? What are the alternative routes to get out? Would you feel safe? The design and remodel of this road should be as close to being prepared as a traffic laden safety valve and thoroughfare than to anything pedestrian oriented, no matter the desire.

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