Construction Begins for the Westside Community Paseos Project

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Construction Begins for the Westside Community Paseos Project
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By the City of Santa Barbara

Construction for the Westside Community Paseos Project, which will provide strong walking and biking connections within the Westside, and from the Westside to Downtown, begins on the 600 block of West Mission Street on January 27 and will last for two months in this location.

The total project duration is approximately nine months. Community updates will be provided prior to construction in each location.

The Westside Community Paseos Project (Project) is funded primarily through Active Transportation Program grant funds and will provide strong walking and biking connections within the Westside, and from the Westside to Downtown.

On January 17, Southern California Edison and Lash Construction, Inc. began relocating utility poles along Mission Street, between Modoc Road and San Pascual Street, in preparation for construction.

Beginning January 27, construction for the Project will occur on the 600 block of W. Mission Street and will last for approximately two months. Access will be maintained for residents, although temporary disruptions should be anticipated during construction. A new, separated multiuse path will be constructed that safely connects cyclists and pedestrians to routes on Modoc Road and San Pascual Street.

Work is restricted to occur between 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

We appreciate your continued support and patience. For more information about the Project, email WestsideCommunityPaseos@SantaBarbaraCA.gov or visit the Project website at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/WestsideCommunityPaseos.

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RHS Jan 24, 2023 06:12 PM
Construction Begins for the Westside Community Paseos Project

The city has deliberately slow walked and "hidden" this project along with the Mission Street equivalent. Those pushing it are simply pushing the bicycle lobby agenda. It is not a "Paseo" whatever aesthetic that is supposed to carry. Part of what they are hiding is probably in the word "multiuse" which means that pedestrians will co-mingle with bicyclists. Both Micheltorena and Mission sidewalks are heavily used by locals with children, carts and families. This is an absolute sell out to the few at the expense of the many. The local city council rep, Oscar Gutierrez, was missing in action and allowed this to happen. He should not be re-elected nor allowed to move on to a higher position.

Lucky 777 Jan 25, 2023 05:56 AM
Construction Begins for the Westside Community Paseos Project

Tons of money and effort, removing beautiful jacaranda trees, to widen the bicycle lane for a block. And then once you go down the slope to the 101 underpass on Mission you are in a bottleneck that forces bicycles right up against the cars again. Another example of prioritizing the bicycle lobby agenda and making the City just a little bit less beautiful for the rest of us.

Chainsaw Don Jan 25, 2023 08:22 AM
Construction Begins for the Westside Community Paseos Project

I still believe a bicycle counter machine should be set up and installed for these projects. These projects that are ruining our city. How is spending all this money and ruining the beauty of our city so vital for so few? How about our elderly and disabled citizens that do not ride bicycles? This is just a money grab.

Modoc Preserve Jan 25, 2023 09:14 AM
Construction Begins for the Westside Community Paseos Project

A big time cluster fudge is taking place with Phase I of the Modoc Road Multi-Use Path project near Arroyo Burro Creek and Modoc Road west towards the road to La Cumbre Country Club…mudslides…asphalt hydrocarbon leachate into the creek…all done without proper environmental review…in fact, the County exempted itself!

https://modocpreserve.com/modoc-road-mup-phase-i-cluster-fudge

Modoc Preserve Jan 25, 2023 01:12 PM
Construction Begins for the Westside Community Paseos Project

Out of control government with piles of tax dollars playing god with bad social engineering...

For you football fans out there...
We just heard from Chris Sneddon at SB County Public Works yesterday in a meeting with our attorney, that if he didn't get the easement (highly unlikely) to build the Modoc Road MUP between the 29 palms walking path in Alignment B - 3 football field length distance...that he would cut them down for Alignment A rather than eliminate the current Class II bike lane on the north side of Modoc Road...and, build the MUP in addition...

https://modocpreserve.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/MODOC_29_PALMS1200A.jpg

An intermediate cyclist traveling at 15mph would cover that distance in 43 seconds...an experienced cyclist, or e-bike rider, at 25mph would cover it in 25 seconds...

Fun facts...

The 3 football field distance of the 29 palms....~900'...an intermediate cyclist traveling at 15mph would cover that distance in 43 seconds...an experienced cyclist, or e-bike rider, at 25mph would cover it in 25 seconds...

What the what?!?!

Telling the CalTrans ATP grant people that replacing this bike lane was necessary for safety reasons is how they got the funds for this project in the first place!!!

https://modocpreserve.com/obern-trail-extension

More fun MUP factoids...

The full length of Phase II is ~3842'...Obern Trail to Via Senda - 0.72 mile...1281 yards...
$8MM cost...$6245/yard...$2082/ft...

Right now, about 55% of the 0.72 mi MUP is up on Modoc Road...

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