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Upcoming COAST Happenings!

Walking Wednesday – A Journey Back to Chinatown & More! @ El Presidio Chapel (at Corner of Santa Barbara St.)
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

September 27th – S.B.’s Presidio District with the Trust for Historic Preservation

For our final Walking Wednesday tour of the season, we will explore the Asian, Japanese and Californio history of Santa Barbara’s Chinatown and El Presidio district with Anne Peterson, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.  Join us as we meander back in time to learn of what once was S.B.’s thriving Chinatown and Japanese neighborhoods while enjoying a healthy walk!

Meet in front of the El Presidio Chapel at 123 E Canon Perdido St., near the corner of Santa Barbara Street.  Free parking is available off E Canon Perdido St. behind Panino deli restaurant (look for the ‘Free Event Parking’ sign).

COAST Advocacy Committee Meeting @ Good Cup - Downtown
Sep 28 @ 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’s Fall Gathering! @ The Spanish Garden Inn
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our biggest annual fundraiser with great company, delicious food, a hosted beer & wine bar, music and to honor this year’s Barry Siegel Award recipient:  Dru van Hengel.  We’ll also have a special presentation:  ‘Remembering our COAST friend Jean Thomson.’

Click ‘Tickets’ (upper right) to purchase or reserve your spots at the Fall Gathering on October 5th!


We thank our generous sponsors for helping make this event happen:

COAST General Meeting @ Union Bank Partner's Building
Oct 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!

For more information on this month’s speakers please visit the General Meetings link under About Us.

Eastside Neighborhood Meeting @ Eastside Library - MLK Wing
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us each month as we meet with Eastside residents and MTD representatives 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!

Donate Your Bikes for our Bike Drive!

                    We’re expanding our Safe Routes to School program
                                   and we need your extra bikes!

                    Click the bike sign to learn how to donate your bikes
……………..           ..or to donate funds to our Bike Drive!

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Fall Gathering in Pictures!

Our Fall Gathering fundraiser gala was a wonderfully successful evening of sharing stories, smiles and the joys of sustainable transportation efforts across Santa Barbara County.  No one epitomized that more than our annual Barry Siegel Award recipient, Ed France, Executive Director of the SB Bike Coalition and Bici Centro!  Our silent auction was a big hit, with an array of diverse auction items (generously donated from area businesses) going to the winning high bidders.  Take a look back at that night by ‘strolling’ through our photo slideshow!  Thanks to all those who attended and contributed to our best Fall Gathering yet!  Until next year, keep supporting the many sustainable transportation modes Santa Barbara has to offer!

Thanks to Our Fall Gathering Sponsors!

COAST thanks our generous sponsors who helped make this our best Fall Gathering yet!


Gold Sponsors

The Icon Company

MTD Logo

Silver Sponsors

CEC Logo

Cottage Logo

Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara

A. Davis Family

Arlington Financial Advisors

Dave and Kitty Peri

Joan and Bill Murdoch

Hochhauser Blatter Architecture and Planning

Bronze Sponsors

Alma Del Pueblo

Bendy and Cathy White

Cathy Murillo and David Pritchett

Carol Keator and Cheri Gurse

Cearnal Andrulaitis Architects

David Landecker

Marty and Joe Blum

Megan Diaz-Alley

Gregg Hart

Ivor John

Roger and Eileen Horton

W.R. (Hap) Ziegler, Jr.

Special Thanks To:

Spanish Garden Inn

Gary Atkins Sound

Grant House

Rich and Gail Untermann