Hollister Class I Bike Path Update

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Source: City of Goleta

The City is aware that there have been some challenges with the traffic control configuration for the Hollister Class I Bike Path Project. The City and contractor are working together to make changes this week and into early next week to lessen the confusion for drivers, alleviate some of the traffic congestion that the new configuration caused and increase safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles. Steps being taken include:

  • Blacking out striping in the westbound direction and replacing it with new temporary striping. This will result in lanes shifting over to the north and the westbound side opening back up to two lanes. The change in striping will also help relieve some of the congestion issues that have come about as cars turn left onto Entrance Road from Hollister Avenue. 
  • The double yellow striping on the west end of the project will be blacked out and re-painted to better delineate and align the left turn pockets and to make sure these turn pockets are a minimum of 10 feet wide. Temporary striping will also be used to delineate the left turn pockets in addition to the white delineators that are currently in place.
  • To make it easier for cars to know where to go when turning right onto Hollister Avenue in the eastbound direction from side streets, temporary white stripes will be placed on the right side of the travel path to direct traffic to the eastbound lane.
  • In order to prevent drivers from becoming confused and turning into the pedestrian/bicycle pathway behind the k-rail (temporary concrete barrier), delineators will be placed to better define the temporary pedestrian/bicycle path. In addition, type II barricades (orange and white stripe folding barricades) will be placed at the temporary pedestrian/bicycle pathway to narrow it at the side street crossings.

For more information on the Hollister Class I Bike Path project, visit http://tinyurl.com/HollisterClassI.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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