Mark your calendar for this Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. for a public hearing on the San Jose Creek Bike Path Project (Project). The project has reached the end of the environmental review phase and staff will be returning with more information regarding the impact to trees in the project area and the overall cost of the project. Public input continues to be an important part of this process and we hope you will join us in person or virtually.
Information on how to participate in the 4:00 p.m. City Council meeting on October 4 is available in the agenda. The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the City website at www.CityofGoleta.org/GoletaMeetings.
At the September 20th City Council meeting, Council requested that staff provide additional information regarding the impact to the trees and the riparian habitat in the project area. Staff will be presenting the results of a tree survey and more information regarding the impact to the corridor.
The San Jose Creek Bike Path Project is an important component of the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan as it will provide a critical connection between existing bike routes north of U.S. 101 and the Atascadero Creek Bike Path to the south. It will connect bike routes north of Calle Real all the way to the Coast Route, which connects to Goleta Beach, UCSB, and Santa Barbara. This is a complex project that has involved close coordination with various agencies including Caltrans and the County of Santa Barbara. A project map is available here.
The public can review the final environmental document here for the project. Once it is approved, the project will go to the California Coastal Commission for the permitting process.