Funk Zone Parking Workshop Recap

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Funk Zone Parking Workshop Recap
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Source: City of Santa Barbara

A recent listening workshop was held to gain input from business and property owners about parking issues in the Funk Zone. City planners strive to learn information on both concerns and ideas for improvement, as well as what is currently working for stakeholders as they work on solutions. 

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Flicka Jul 14, 2018 10:56 AM
Funk Zone Parking Workshop Recap

The parking options mentioned, Californian and on the corner of Garden and Cabrillo, aren't very far from the Funk Zone. A couple friends who lived to 100 were asked how they got around when they had no cars (ages ago); their reply, "We walked." People are so afraid to take more than a dozen steps today, want to park in front of where they are headed. Get healthy and walk!!

Nature Boy Jul 13, 2018 08:57 PM
Funk Zone Parking Workshop Recap

Great video -- VERY interesting! I'd love to see them solve some of the small problems in the Funk Zone without creating bigger ones, or making the FZ too "official", thus stripping it of some of its charm. The idea of "Listening Workshops" at first seemed like a feel-good, pretend-we're-listening farce, but once i saw the video i actually feel like it was genuine. It's certainly a start, and well worth it to keep the Funk Zone from being spoiled, neglected, over-hyped, gentrified, etc. Any of those things could still happen, of course, but i think the city planners might actually manage to not mess this one up. Maybe.

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