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Potential Cliff Drive Traffic Safety Project:

Potential Cliff Drive Traffic Safety Project November 5, 2014

Outline:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 2 Outline Purpose Background Grant opportunity Project description We need your input!

Purpose:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 3 Purpose Spring 2015 traffic safety grant opportunity Need public input – should we go for it?

Background - SR 225:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 4 Background - SR 225

Background:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 5 Background January 2014 Relinquishment process complete SR 225 roads are now city streets Las Positas Road Cliff Drive Montecito Street Castillo Street (except under the freeway)

Feedback during Relinquishment:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 6 Feedback during Relinquishment We heard Cliff Drive should have: Bicycle lanes Improved and more frequent pedestrian crossing locations Improved lighting A continuous center left turn lane Santa Barbara City College also expressed desire for improved safety

Background:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 7 Background During relinquishment, the City’s message was that no City funding is available for major capital projects City would pursue grant opportunities to make community desired improvements

Expected Grant Opportunity:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 8 Expected Grant Opportunity Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Improvements based on demonstrated collision history

HSIP Project Description:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 9 HSIP Project Description Funding amount about $900,000 Local match of $90,000 Bike lanes Continuous from Las Positas to Loma Alta Continuous center left turn lane Traffic signal at SBCC west campus entrance

HSIP Project and Other Nearby Projects:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 10 HSIP Project and Other Nearby Projects This Project 2011 Restriping Roundabout - 2016 Pathway Design 2015-2016 This Project

Background:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 11 Background Meigs Lighthouse

HSIP Project Description:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 12 HSIP Project Description Not as straight forward as restriping between Meigs and SBCC Shopping center traffic Complex intersection at Cliff Drive and Mesa Lane/Flora Vista Public needs to understand the benefits and tradeoffs

Cliff Drive at Mesa Ln/Flora Vista:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 13 Cliff Drive at Mesa Ln/Flora Vista Cliff Drive Flora Vista Mesa Lane Side By Side Left Turn Lanes Storage For Three Vehicles

Cliff Drive at Mesa Ln/Flora Vista:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 14 Cliff Drive at Mesa Ln/Flora Vista Spillback – About 10% of the time during peak periods

Shopping Center Traffic:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 15 Shopping Center Traffic Cliff Drive Meigs Rd

Wide - Narrow – Wide?:

Wide - Narrow – Wide? City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 16 Flora Vista Near Mesa Lane – Recommend Two Lanes in Each Direction In Front of Shopping Center – Recommend Two Lanes in Each Direction In Between : -One Lane In Each Direction With Parking? -Or Two Lanes in Each Direction With No Parking? Meigs Mesa Lane

Cliff and Meigs Intersection:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 17 Cliff and Meigs Intersection One Option – Maintain Two Eastbound Through Lanes Merge Two Lanes to One Lane

Shopping Center Traffic – Option for Dedicated Right Turn Lane:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 18 Shopping Center Traffic – Option for Dedicated Right Turn Lane Eastbound Through Eastbound Dedicated Right No Merge With This Configuration Westbound Dedicated Right – Not Recommended

SBCC:

SBCC City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 19 Loma Alta

Future Pedestrian Improvements:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 20 Future Pedestrian Improvements Few pedestrian involved collisions, so pedestrian improvements not eligible under this grant Please let us know where you think we should start once funding becomes available

Background:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 21 Background

Background:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 22 Background

Cliff Drive at Meigs Road:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 23 Cliff Drive at Meigs Road

Why Don’t You Just Lower The Speed Limits?:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 24 Why Don’t You Just Lower The Speed Limits? California Vehicle Code defines the procedure we have to follow to establish a speed limit If we don’t, the speed limit is not enforceable! Based on prevailing speed

Planned Public Engagement:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 25 Planned Public Engagement Thank for you taking time to watch this video On our web page, there are links to the striping plans. Please use the online comment form!

Next Steps:

City of Santa Barbara • Public Works Department 26 Next Steps If feedback is positive, we will apply for grant in the Spring of 2015 Construction likely in 2017 Post the results of the feedback on our website in early 2015

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