Let’s Keep State Street a People-Centered Promenade!
THIS IS OUR MOMENT! Now that the City of S.B. has restricted motor vehicle traffic and OPENED State Street to PEOPLE in response to the pandemic, COAST and our partners at SBBIKE are working with City officials, business and organizational partners, community stakeholders and the public to seize the opportunity to realize and evolve the State Street Promenade as a better, safer and more enjoyable Downtown corridor. As a car-free central plaza focused on PEOPLE–walking, strolling, rolling and skating–the Promenade, along with other key concepts like Downtown transit-friendly housing, concerted focus on expedient, success-oriented business permitting and creative use of public open space, becomes a means to a more vibrant, revitalized and livable Downtown experience for residents and visitors alike. We love the Promenade and have great expectations for what the future holds: A more enjoyable, healthy and sustainable State Street with outdoor dining, activities, performers, artists and musicians intermingling along the Promenade…when the time is right. Our work is not over and the City needs to hear from us all–the entire community–as they embark upon the long-range visioning process for State Street. A City Council State Street Subcommittee has been formed (see below) for just this reason, and they will be conducting wide outreach efforts to collect input from across our community for what the future of State Street and the Promenade should be, how it should look, and what purposes it should serve. COAST encourages YOU to participate, to give your input, and to let the City know you want State Street kept OPEN to PEOPLE for good!
THE CAR-FREE CORRIDOR IDEA ISN’T NEW
Cities across the U.S. and the world have been doing this very successfully for years!
There’s Santa Monica’s 3rd St. Promenade:
Santa Barbara can too…permanently!
LET’S KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING
FOR A STATE STREET REDESIGN!
Now that the Promenade is a reality, let’s move the discussion forward for a permanent car-free vision for State Street. More vibrant! More sustainable! More PEOPLE on State!
TELL THE CITY “I SUPPORT A PEOPLE-CENTERED STATE STREET!”
CITY COUNCIL STATE STREET SUBCOMMITTEE
(Chair Meaghan Harmon, Kristen Sneddon, Oscar Guttierez)
Click HERE to register to attend the online Subcommittee meetings every other Monday at 11:00.
Consider speaking during public comment to give your input. They want to hear it!
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING YOUR COMMUNITY AND DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION!