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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.

Walk. Bike. Bus. Rail.


Upcoming COAST Happenings!

Walking Wednesdays – Old Town Goleta @ Goleta Valley Community Center
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Did you know that Old Town Goleta has a Heritage District that is governed by its own design guidelines, separate and distinct from the rest of the City of Goleta?  Our April walking tour with local historian Fermina Murray uncovers Old Town’s fascinating array of architectural styles, which belie its seemingly modest appearance, and share stories of community heroes whose legacy continues to define the architecture and historic character of the Goleta Heritage District.  This tour offers an overview of Goleta’s history, with emphasis on the Chumash and local families who settled and developed the corridor of Hollister Avenue now known as “Old Town Goleta.”

Fermina Murray, has an impressive professional and volunteer background as a local historian.  She is currently on the Goleta Design Review Board, a Commissioner with the City of Santa Barbara’s Historic Landmarks Commission, and a co-founder of the Old Town Goleta Culture Project.  She is a registered historian with the State of California, County of Santa Barbara, and Cities of Goleta and Santa Barbara, she has maintained a home-based historical consulting business since 1995. She specializes in neighborhood histories of Goleta and Santa Barbara.

Vision Zero Task Force Meeting @ Good Cup - Downtown
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for our monthly meeting on Vision Zero, our collaborative effort with the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, to end all traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

National Bike to School Day! @ Schools Everywhere!
May 10 all-day

Join COAST, SBBIKE and Traffic Solutions as we support National Bike to School Day (NB2SD) on Wednesday, May 10th. Thousands of schools across the country will participate with special activities and incentives encouraging students to bike, skate, scoot (or walk) to and from school, a benefit for their and the planet’s health.  NB2SD is just one of the local CycleMAYnia celebratory events spanning the month of May:  National Bike Month!  COAST reminds all motorists to slow down and watch for increased bike and pedestrian traffic on May 10th, and encourages parents to ride or walk to school with their children on NB2SD!

…………………………………………….Credit: Solano County, CA Schools


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

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

Eastside Neighborhood Meeting @ Eastside Library - MLK Wing
May 11 @ 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!

Spring Forward with ‘COAST News’!

A new Program Director and MORE at COAST!  Click on the image below to read or print our Spring, 2017 Newsletter.