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Traffic Concerns On Santa Barbara’s Eastside Focus Of Community Meeting

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 2:30pm


Pedestrian and traffic safety have been big concerns in a part of one South Coast community for the last two years, in the wake of an accident which killed a teenager. Now, the issues are going to be the focus of a community meeting.

The City of Santa Barbara’s Transportation Division is holding a public workshop this coming weekend. The event from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at Franklin Elementary School is intended to get public comments about pedestrian, and traffic concerns in the city.

The City of Santa Barbara has been making safety improvements on Milpas Street crossings, after a teenager was struck and killed while trying to cross the street in October of 2011. Residents have expressed concerns about what they say are issues on the Eastside like a lack of safe crossing areas, speeding, and inadequate lighting.


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