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General Meetings

Join us for our monthly COAST General Meetings, where local elected officials, City Planners, Traffic Engineers, and Sustainable Transportation Advocates present timely local and regional transportation news and updates.

WHERE:  Union Bank Community Partners Building — 11 E. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara

WHEN:  2nd Wednesday of the month — Noon to 1:15

If you have any additional questions about our General Meetings or would like to present, please contact our Program Director, Joanna Kaufman at joanna@coast-santabarbara.org.

NOTE:  Meeting videos for June, 2017 and later can be found on the COAST Blog “Word on the Street.”

UPCOMING 2017/18 MEETINGS

JULY 11

“People for Bikes Conference Overview”, Ed France, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition

“Places for Bikes Rating System” Dr. Daniel Fishbein, local epidemiologist

 

PAST 2018 MEETINGS

JANUARY

Emerging  Transportation Technologies,” Michael Becker, Planning Division Manager, SBCAG

FEBRUARY 14

Mission Heritage Trails Association Update,” Tom Jacobs, AIA

Carfree Zones,” Eva Inbar, COAST, Board President

MARCH 14

3 Revolutions Conference Recap

Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Change on State Street,” Hal Conklin, former Mayor of Santa Barbara and first Co-Director of the Community Environmental Council

APRIL 11

Retimed Pacific Surfliner Train Update“, Scott Spaulding, Rail/Transit Manager, SBCAG

MTD Proposed Service Change Updates,” Hillary Blackerby, Marketing and Community Relations Manager, MTD

MAY 9

Limebike Overview“, Sam Dreiman, Director of Strategic Development , Limebike

Discussion: Opportunities and barriers to shared mobility in the South Coast

JUNE 13

COAST Annual General Meeting

 

PAST 2017 MEETINGS:

JANUARY

Promoting active Transportation in Lompoc,” with Ashley Costa and Emily Casarez, Healthy Lompoc Coalition

Designing a multi modal transportation hub at the Amtrak stop in Goleta,” with Mark Linehan (Wynmark Company)

FEBRUARY

Shared Economy & Self Driving Cars: Revolution You Can Count On” with Peter Brown, Transportation Planner, City of Santa Barbara Link to Presentation PDF

News from Santa Barbara Car Free,” Krista Nightingale and Lyz Hoffman, Air Pollution Control District and SB Car Free

MARCH  

COAST Membership Open House — COAST’s 2016 accomplishments, board member introductions and discussion for 2017.  Link to presentation PDF.

Video of March General Meeting:

APRIL 12

Overview and Priorities of SBCAG,” with Marjie Kirn, Executive Director, Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG)

Pacific Surfliner and Peak Hour Service, and Commuter Bus Updates,” Scott Spaulding, Principal Transportation Planner, SBCAG

Fast Forward 2040 (Regional Transportation Plan) Update & Upcoming Year Planning Focus” Michael Becker, Senior Transportation Planner, SBCAG

MAY 10

County Roundabout Updates & Santa Claus Lane Streetscape Project,” with Matt Dobberteen, Transportation Planner, County of Santa Barbara

What’s new with MTD?,” Hillary Blackerby, Marketing & Community Relations Manager, Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transportation District

JUNE 24

“County Jurisdiction Hollister Project,” Thomas Park, Walter Rubalcava, Gary Smart, Matt Dobberteen, Allen Bell, County of Santa Barbara link to presentation

Link to meeting video:  http://coast-santabarbara.weebly.com/word-on-the-street/june-general-meeting-recap

JULY 12

Carbon Fees,” with Dennis Allen, Allen Construction and John Kelley, AIA.

For more information about the carbon fee and dividend proposal, visit Citizen’s Climate lobby: http://citizensclimatelobby.org

Parking In-Lieu Fees,” with Eve Sanford, Planning and Policy Coordinator, Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition

No General Meeting in August

SEPTEMBER 13
“Notes from Portland,” travel stories with Eva Inbar
“From Bend to Boulder:  The Evolution of a Bicycle Advocate,” with Frank Peters

OCTOBER 11
Hollister Complete Streets,” Teresa Lopes, Project Engineer, City of Goleta

Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan,” James Winslow, Project Engineer, City of Goleta

NOVEMBER 8

Vision Zero Update,” Sara Farrell, Mobility Coordinator, City of Santa Barbara

State Street Update Part II,” Cass Ensberg, FAIA

DECEMBER 13 – CANCELLED