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General Meetings

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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.

WHEN:  2nd Wednesday of the month — Noon to 1:00

WHERE:  See below for locations by date

NOTE:  Our General Meeting locations will be moving as of January, 2019. Check back on this webpage or our e-blasts for updates.

If you have any additional questions about our General Meetings or would like to present, please contact COAST at info@coast-santabarbara.org.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

OCTOBER, 2019 – No General Meeting this month

PAST 2019 MEETINGS

SEPTEMBER, 2019 – No General Meeting this month

AUGUST, 2019 – No General Meeting this month
Viva La Fiesta!

JULY 10 – @Impact Hub State Street
(Atrium Conference Room, upstairs)

  • “City of Santa Barbara Vision Zero Road Safety Projects” with Public Works Principal Transportation Engineer Derrick Bailey.

JUNE 12 – @Santa Barbara Foundation
1111 Chapala St. Suite 200

  • “CycleMAYnia / SM Open Streets WrapUp” with Kent Epperson, Director, SBCAG Traffic Solutions
  • “Another Mission Corridor Perspective” with Lanny Ebenstein and Paulina Conn of the Coalition to Preserve Mission Canyon

MAY 8 – @Impact Hub State Street
(Atrium Conference Room, upstairs)

“COAST’s Annual General Membership Meeting”

Join us as we review our organizational program accomplishments from 2018, and meet our new Executive Director, Carolynn Johnson! We’ll also open the table for discussion and suggestions for what COAST should focus on in 2019 and beyond.

APRIL 10 – @Impact Hub State Street
(Tech Conference Room, Downstairs)

  • “MTD Proposed Service Changes” with Hillary Blackerby, Interim Planning & Marketing Manager, SB MTD
  • “Mission Corridor Update” with Mission Heritage Trail Association Chair, Fred Sweeney

MARCH 13 – @Impact Hub State Street
(Tech Conference Room, Downstairs)

“City of S.B. Multimodal Transportation Roundup” with Rob Dayton, Transportation & Parking Manager, Jessica Grant, Supervising Transportation Planner and Sam Furtner, Mobility Coordinator

FEBRUARY 13 – @Impact Hub State Street
(State Street Conference Room)

“Measure A Active Transportation Program Grant Cycle 4 Update” with Sarkes Khacheck, Director of Programming, Santa Barbara County Association of Governments

“Measuring Progress Towards Safe, Sustainable Transportation: What Data Should We Collect And Who Should Collect It?”
with Dr. Daniel Fishbein, Epidemiologist and area Data Master
Presentation Powerpoint Slides Can be Found Here

JANUARY 9 – @Impact Hub State Street

“Missing Links in the CA Coastal Trail,” Matt Dobberteen, County of Santa Barbara, Alternative Transportation Manager

“HOPR Bikeshare Update,” Tania Reyes, HOPR, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

PAST 2018 MEETINGS

JANUARY 10

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

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

AUGUST 8

“Electric Vehicle Infrastructure & Opportunities in the Santa Barbara Region”, Cameron Gray, Transportation & Climate Specialist, Community Environmental Council

“The Fight to Save SB1,” Joanna Kaufman, Program Director, COAST

SEPTEMBER 12

#WALKBIKESTATE Intitiative

OCTOBER 10

“SB1 Projects in the Santa Barbara Region”, Marjie Kirn, Executive Director, SBCAG

HOPR Bike Share,” Ed France, Executive Director, SBBIKE

NOVEMBER 14

“Shared Mobility Overview,” Michael Becker, Planning Division Manager, SBCAG

Scooters… What, How, and Why,” Eve Sanford, Government and Community Relations Manager, Spin

DECEMBER 12

“MicroMobility Roundtable”
Let’s talk bikeshare, e-scooters ‘n such

PAST 2017 MEETINGS:

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

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