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Archive for 2010

Bulbouts, Curb Extensions, Neckdowns, & Curb Bulges: Safety for pedestrians by any other name

Curb extensions at Chapala and De La Guerra

Curb extensions at Chapala and De La Guerra

They are in the news and in our neighborhoods.  If you do any walking around town you’ve likely used one.  What’s all the excitement about?  Curb extensions!   Curb extensions are the extension of the sidewalk at an intersection, effectively reducing crosswalk distance and increasing safety for walkers.  Once you have crossed a street with curb extensions, it is hard to understand why we don’t have more of them as they are such an improvement for both walkers and drivers.  Click here for more information and what you can do to get involved.

National Train Day a Great Success

People of all ages turned out on May 8 at the beautiful Santa Barbara Amtrak Station to celebrate trains. A large group actually rode the train to Carpinteria and back, meeting up with another group that rode up from Ventura.  For many kids, this was the first train ride of their lives. “On the train, I feel like I am flying and  I am 55 feet tall,” said one little girl. Everyone agreed trains are a great way to travel.  Back in Santa Barbara, the festivities wrapped up with food and drink by Omni Fresco Catering, train cookie decorating, and a short program led by MC Grant House.  Watch the video here.

Bike Path Video

In a perfect world it would be this easy to create a bike path. Check out this great YouTube video by our friends at the Bicycle Coalition.

Helmet Fitting Video


For a helmet fitting video, please click on the Safe Routes to School tab above.