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COAST provides advocacy, education and outreach to improve transportation options in the Santa Barbara and Ventura Regions, promoting rail, bus, bike and pedestrian access.

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Upcoming COAST Happenings!

Dec
5
Fri
Winning Campaigns Training @ Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm

The Alliance’s signature Winning Campaigns Training uses proven curriculum targeted to the needs of bicycle and pedestrian advocates. This sought-after workshop, conducted in cities across North America, creates new advocates and re-ignites veteran organizers to affect immediate change in their communities.

In three days, participants learn to plan, fund, and run campaigns to transform the transportation landscape in cities and states. These trainings are intended for any potential campaign leader in your organization who would benefit from gaining the tools to craft and manage powerful advocacy campaigns.

At Winning Campaigns Trainings, you’ll learn how to:

  • Choose the right issue
  • Set realistic but visionary goals
  • Choose the best strategies, tactics and timelines
  • Support and leverage allies; neutralize and convert enemies
  • Reach the right audiences with the right messages
  • Raise money and strengthen your organization for the next big victory

With the help of Alliance staff and expert facilitators, you’ll leave the training with a detailed Campaign Blueprint that outlines your next steps. You’ll also have access to Alliance staff for follow-up support and guidance. Past participants have won campaigns for complete streets policies, Safe Routes to School programs, better bike infrastructure — and much more!

Dec
10
Wed
COAST General Meeting @ Union Bank Partners' Building
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Join us for our monthly general meeting where we discuss timely and pertinent transportation issues for the region.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

Jan
14
Wed
COAST General Meeting @ Union Bank Partners' Building
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Join us for our monthly general meeting where we discuss timely and pertinent transportation issues for the region.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

Feb
11
Wed
COAST General Meeting @ Union Bank Partners' Building
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Join us for our monthly general meeting where we discuss timely and pertinent transportation issues for the region.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

Mar
11
Wed
COAST General Meeting @ Union Bank Partners' Building
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Join us for our monthly general meeting where we discuss timely and pertinent transportation issues for the region.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

 

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Extra Extra: Read The Fall Newsletter!

Our Fall, 2014 quarterly newsletter is here!  Click the image below to read it or print it.

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Bike to School Day a Big Hit!

COAST celebrated National Bike to School Day on May 7th with many South Coast schools, and saw thousands of students biking, walking or using other sustainable modes of transportation to get to school!  As an incentive for high student participation, COAST raffled off four new bikes (donated by Yardi Systems) and helmets to the four schools with the highest participation rates.  Read our full Bike to School Day Recap Report for all the details, including the four lucky student bike winners.  Here are a few photos of some of the many happy bike riders on National Bike to School Day:

B2SD 2014 La Colina Bike Winner

Seventh-grade winner Lucas Eilbacher from La Colina Junior High shows off his new bike with our Safe Routes to School Coordinator Kim Stanley.

B2SD 2014 Ellwood Bike Winner 2

Here is Ellwood School second-grade winner Mathilde Morales with her new bike!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A trio of creative riders are ready to roll!

A trio of creative riders are ready to roll!