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COAST provides advocacy, education and outreach to improve transportation options in the Santa Barbara and Ventura Regions, promoting rail, bus, bike and pedestrian access.

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Upcoming COAST Happenings!

September – October 2014

Sep
10
Wed
COAST General Meeting @ Union Bank Partners' Building
Sep 10 @ 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!

Sep
11
Thu
Bus Riders’ Meeting @ Franklin Center
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Do you have questions, comments or concerns about riding the bus?  Be heard!  Come to our monthly meeting and speak with MTD representatives, while they addresses our concerns.  Let’s keep our productive relationship going with MTD!

Sep
13
Sat
Bici Familia Family Day & Health Fair @ Westside Boys & Girls Club
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join the City of Santa Barbara, County of SB, SB Unified School District, SB County Education Office, SB Bike Coalition (SBBIKE) and COAST for the 3rd annual Family Day & Health Fair at the Westside United Boys & Girls Club and Bohnett Park!

  • Kids Fun Zone & Bounce Houses
  • Live Music & Other Performances
  • Prize Drawings
  • Health & Other Resources for the Entire Family
  • Lunch Provided!
  • Medical Health Screenings for Children & Adults
  • Park your bike at SBBIKE’s Bike Valet
  • Bike Tune-ups from SBBIKE
  • Four bilingual bike safety & handling skills classes for families provided by SBBIKE and COAST (10AM, 10:45, 12:15 & 1PM)*
  • Bike safety helmets and fittings for kids and parents who participate in a bike skills class
  • Loaner bikes available for skills course participants (kids & adults)…first come, first served.
  • Vision, Dental, Hearing screenings & more
  • ALL FREE!

* Sign up here to register for bike skills courses.

Oct
8
Wed
COAST General Meeting @ Union Bank Partners' Building
Oct 8 @ 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!

Oct
9
Thu
Bus Riders’ Meeting @ Franklin Center
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Do you have questions, comments or concerns about riding the bus?  Be heard!  Come to our monthly meeting and speak with MTD representatives, while they addresses our concerns.  Let’s keep our productive relationship going with MTD!

 

Something we missed?  Want to post on our calendar?  Please E-Mail us to let us know!

Extra Extra: Read The Summer Newsletter!

Our Summer, 2014 quarterly newsletter is here!  Click the image below to read it or print it.

Summer 2014 cover

Bike to School Day a Big Hit!

COAST celebrated National Bike to School Day on May 7th with many South Coast schools, and saw thousands of students biking, walking or using other sustainable modes of transportation to get to school!  As an incentive for high student participation, COAST raffled off four new bikes (donated by Yardi Systems) and helmets to the four schools with the highest participation rates.  Read our full Bike to School Day Recap Report for all the details, including the four lucky student bike winners.  Here are a few photos of some of the many happy bike riders on National Bike to School Day:

B2SD 2014 La Colina Bike Winner

Seventh-grade winner Lucas Eilbacher from La Colina Junior High shows off his new bike with our Safe Routes to School Coordinator Kim Stanley.

B2SD 2014 Ellwood Bike Winner 2

Here is Ellwood School second-grade winner Mathilde Morales with her new bike!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A trio of creative riders are ready to roll!

A trio of creative riders are ready to roll!