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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.

Walk. Bike. Bus. Rail.


A People-Focused State Street: Now is the Time!

Join COAST in our State Street Redesign initiative to transform State Street into a revitalized, people-centered downtown promenade for pedestrians, bicyclists and shuttles only!

Upcoming COAST Happenings!

COAST’s Solstice Parade Party! @ Pacific Premier Bank
Jun 22 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Join COAST as we celebrate the 45th Summer Solstice Celebration with curbside seats at the parade, tacos, beer, margaritas and great company!  All admission proceeds go towards supporting COAST’s general advocacy programs.

This year’s Solstice Parade theme is ‘Wonder’.  Use your imagination and come in your most creative parade-themed costume (optional, of course)!


Admission tickets are an affordable $35 donation, and for just $40 you get a ticket and a one-year new COAST membership (cannot be used to renew an existing membership).  Take this opportunity to support us as a COAST member!  CLICK HERE to get your tickets!

We also accept cash, checks and major debit/credit cards at the door.

IMPORTANT:  Please note seating on the parade route is limited, first-come, first-served, and admission does not guarantee a parade seat.  Contact us if you have an elderly or mobility-challenged guest prior to the event, to talk about seating options.

Consider becoming a COAST Solstice Parade Party Sponsor!

For details, contact us here!

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this event possible (more to come…get your name on the list!):

Bronze Sponsors:

Brian Fahnestock,



Individual Sponsors:

Eva Inbar, Joanna Kaufman, Martha Siegel,

In-Kind Sponsors:


June Walking Wednesday – Community Resilience in Montecito with Abe Powell @ To Be Announced Soon
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

“Community Resilience in Montecito,” with Abe Powell, co-founder and Executive Director, SB Bucket Brigade.

………………………………………….Photo by Brooke Holland, Noozhawk

A true local hero, Abe Powell will share his experiences forming and leading the Bucket Brigade in their many invaluable efforts helping rebuild the Montecito community, including their most recent and ongoing construction of the N Jameson Lane Pedestrian Path.  We can’t wait for this sure-to-be inspiring walk!

Meeting location to be announced soon…check back here or on our Walking Wednesdays webpage.

COAST Advocacy Meeting @ Good Cup - Downtown
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for our monthly public Advocacy Committee meeting on various transportation topics, including Vision Zero:  Our collaborative effort with the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition to end all traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

COAST General Meeting @ Check our General Meeeting Webpage for Updates
Jul 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!

For more information on this month’s speakers please visit ‘General Meetings’ menu option under ‘About Us’.

Our General Meeting locations will be relocating in 2019.  Check our ‘General Meetings’ webpage for location details, coming soon.

Eastside Neighborhood Meeting @ Eastside Library - MLK Wing
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us as we meet with Eastside residents and discuss pedestrian safety issues and bus transit services throughout Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria.  Get your questions answered and submit your requests for improved transit service, bus stop lighting and safety.  Translation provided.

COAST’s Eastside Walks program empowers residents in Eastside Santa Barbara neighborhoods to advocate for improved road user safety, including pedestrian improvements in street and intersection lighting, sidewalk infill, bridge widening, and transit service.


Something we missed?  Want to post on our calendar?  Please E-Mail us to let us know!

Time to Spring Forward with COAST News!

Just in time for the change in seasons, our Spring, 2019 edition of ‘COAST News’ has arrived. Click HERE or on the image below to view, read or print our latest newsletter.

Our Spring, 2019 'COAST News'letter