Las Positas Road Safety Restriping Project

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Las Positas Road Safety Restriping Project
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Source: City of Santa Barbara

The City of Santa Barbara announces the first project of the Vision Zero Strategy. The Strategy’s goal is to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries in the City while increasing safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for all.
 
The Las Positas Road Safety Restriping Project will eliminate a known collision pattern on Las Positas Road between McCaw Avenue and Alegria Road. In this corridor, approximately 15 collisions occur every five years, causing injury to about 15 Santa Barbarans. These collisions can be prevented by adding a dedicated left-turn lane on Las Positas Road. The Project would convert one southbound lane into a center lane for left-turning movements between McCaw Avenue and Alegria Road. The northbound side would remain two lanes.
 
To find out more about how this Project can reduce collisions, save lives, and prevent severe injuries while minimizing traffic congestion, attend a community meeting on Wednesday, November 7, at 6 p.m. in the Mountain Room at the Samarkand Retirement Community.

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Ehdat Nov 04, 2018 07:44 AM
Las Positas Road Safety Restriping Project

Rex, lane configurations are based on traffic volume capacity. Where traffic volume is too high, lanes can't be changed. By the way, there will be a dedicated left turn lane northbound to turn into McCaw.

REX OF SB Nov 02, 2018 03:03 PM
Las Positas Road Safety Restriping Project

The only question is, why didn't they do this decades ago? The solution was terribly obvious the whole time. But I'm curious why (a) they don't have the new dedicated left-turn lane extend all the way to the last street on southbound Las Positas; and (b) they don't also have a northbound left-turn lane onto McCaw Avenue. That's where a dedicated left-turn lane is needed most of all.

ginger1 Nov 02, 2018 03:56 PM
Las Positas Road Safety Restriping Project

Right you are. I'd suggest coming to the Wed meeting and/or writing a note to your city council member. While they've got the paint in hand........

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