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Incidents – List All

This is a list of all reported pedestrian incidents in the Santa Barbara Area.

Jul 31, 2010 at 11:00Near Miss - Car pulling out of parking spot in blind spot nearly hit head on
Location: School House Rd near Upper Manning Park
Description: Car was backing out of it's parking space behind the blind curve and nearly got smashed by a car coming around the curve.

Jul 02, 2010 at 11:25Near Miss - Speeding Driver almost hits walking family
Location: Camphor Pl. at School House Rd
Description: Older Male driver speeding down school house road narrowly missed a family walking with a stroller and 2 small children in the shoulder of the road (because there is no path or walkway).

Jun 07, 2010 at 00:00Hazard - Drivers cutting corner-going northbound on Sounthbound side of traffic island
Address: Pueblo Ave Clark Road ,
Description: Pedestrians are unsuspectingly in danger as drivers are cutting the corner of the traffic island resulting in cars going north bound on the South bound side of the island. Great potential for head-on collisions. These shortcut incidences take place 2-3 times per week, if not daily. Worse yet is that drivers are aware of their cutting the corner and speed up to allow themselves to get back into the right lane after their wrong doing. There aren't any sidewalks on Clark Road, this puts pedestrians right in the line of traffic. Janet Wolf has been notified of this situation several times.

Jun 06, 2010 at 15:15Near Miss - 3 kids running into the road along hot springs near vons
Location: Hot Springs Rd near Palm Tree Ln.
Description: with no sidewalk or pathway to run along, the children running from the Vons lot ran out into the bike lane as large trucks and a high volume of passenger cars were driving by.

Jun 05, 2010 at 11:00Hazard - No shoulder in front of Montecito Substation (structure and weeds prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being in the very minimal shoulder there is.)
Address: 1456 School House Rd, Santa Barbara, ca 93108
Description: Edison put the fence and wall surrounding their substation right up to the edge of the road and isn't maintaining their vegetation either. There is 0 room for pedestrians and cyclists. They should move their fence back to the proper 7' setbacks.

Jun 05, 2010 at 00:00Near Miss - cars run through the crosswalk when pedestrians are in it
Location: Hollister and Patterson in front t of the medicalbuilding
Description: This happens everyday. The crosswalk is hard to see and divers go through when there are pedestrians. I have almost been hit so many times.

Jun 05, 2010 at 00:00Hazard - Tunnel Road from north from Foothill Rd
Address: Tunnel Rd Santa Barbara, Ca 93103
Location: Going north on Tunnel Rd from Foothill Rd. there is NO room for pedestrians. Very dangerous.

Jun 05, 2010 at 00:00Hazard - car going west on El Collegio do not stop to turn "right on red" onto Storke

Jun 05, 2010 at 00:00Hazard - Difficult to cross
Location: N. Salinas at Mason St. Difficult for pedestrians to cross. Cars travel at high speed and there is a blind downhill turn nearby. No marked crosswalks.

Jun 05, 2010 at 00:00Near Miss - Cars turning left from N. Salinas onto Mason fail to see pedestrians
Location: MTD Buses that stop on the corner of N. Salinas at Mason make it difficult for drivers turning left onto Mason to see pedestrians crossing at that intersection. Many cars travel at high speed on this road and take the turn tight rather than stopping first to check for pedestrians crossing. Crosswalks are unmarked.

Jun 04, 2010 at 00:00Hazard - Difficult to cross
Location: Channel Drive at Cabrillo Blvd
Description: This area is so scary to cross as a pedestrian. High traffic volumes and generally distracted drivers. A marked crosswalk seems like a good addition to this spot.

Jun 04, 2010 at 00:00Hazard - Poor visibility
Location: De La Vina Street at Figueroa
Description: Hard to cross due to traffic volumes. Also a bus route so there's a lot going on.

Jun 04, 2010 at 00:00Hazard - Hard to walk along San Ysidro
Location: San Ysidro Road at Wyant Road
Description: hard to navigate this stretch. end up walking in the bike lane.

Jun 03, 2010 at 08:25Near Miss - Children in street near Montecito Union
Address: 1464 School House Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Description: There is no shoulder or sidewalk for the kids to walk on since the parking on the road takes up the whole shoulder (or sometimes cars are parked halfway into the street).

Jun 01, 2010 at 10:20Near Miss - Alamar Ave at Calle Noguera crosswalk. Construction truck went through crosswalk at high rate of speed while ocupied by schoolchildren walking to museum on a field trip.
Location: Alamar Ave. at Calle Noguera

May 17, 2010 at 00:00Hazard - Two pedestrians nearly hit by speeding BMW
Location: Garcia and Milpas

May 13, 2010 at 16:00Hazard - Sidewalk Closed
Location: State & E. Padre
Description: Sidewalk is closed due to construction in front of this house.