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Santa Barbara Walks

Initiated by a generous grant from the Green Park Foundation, Santa Barbara Walks works to make walking safer and more convenient in the South Coast. From Montecito to Goleta – we work to make walking safer for all. Where our residents live, work, shop, play, catch the bus, and go to school.

  • Why do we do it?  No other group specifically advocates for pedestrians in Santa Barbara County.
  • Why is it important?  Because we are all walkers at some point! We are pedestrians when we walk to the bus stop, to our car, or to the store, work or school. It affects all of us!
  • What do we want? We want walking to be safer, more convenient
  • How do we do it?  Advocate for crosswalks, curb extensions and other improvements where needed – Improve routes around schools – Raise awareness for walkers – Advocate for policies (local and federal) that include all modes of transportation.

We have several projects where we promote safe and fun walking in Santa Barbara:

  • Walking Wednesdays – Our free walking tour during the spring and summer months with a new theme and speaker each month. Learn about your neighborhood and get some fresh air while you’re doing it!

  • Eastside Walks – Funded by Fund for Santa Barbara and McCune Foundation, we’ve been advocating for safer walking conditions in the Eastside since January 2011

  • Safe Routes for Seniors – Funded by Measure A and Fund for Santa Barbara, we are advocating for safer walking conditions geared towards seniors in Goleta since June 2012.