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Downtown Santa Barbara has its first “bike corral” located on the bike-intensive stretch of East Canon Perdido Street by Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens and the Three Pickles sandwich shop.

Paul Wellman

Downtown Santa Barbara has its first “bike corral” located on the bike-intensive stretch of East Canon Perdido Street by Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens and the Three Pickles sandwich shop.


Downtown Gets First Bike Corral


Downtown Santa Barbara has its first “bike corral” located on the bike-intensive stretch of East Canon Perdido Street by Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens and the Three Pickles sandwich shop. At the instigation of nine nearby businesses, city traffic engineers agreed to try out the new form of bike parking ​— ​seven large steel hoops painted dark green in a row ​— ​to see how well it works. The new corral cost $3,000 to install and was achieved at the loss of one net parking space for cars. At least two bikes can park on one of the hoops, creating a maximum parking potential for 14 cyclists.

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