WEATHER »

Bike and Car Tally


People submitted emails to me regarding street improvements vis-à-vis bikes and cars, in response to my queries in local media, including The Santa Barbara Independent. The final numbers are:

Make our streets “work” for both bikes and cars — 30

Make our streets better for bikes, including reducing car parking and lanes if necessary — 55

Do not reduce car parking and lanes — 145

Almost universally, people want to make bike riding safer if possible. I agree and believe we can “have our cake and eat it, too” by improving some existing bike “thoroughfares” with physical separation from cars while not reducing car lanes or parking. I plan to present ways of doing this to the City Council so that people can see it’s not a matter of cars or bikes but a matter of both working well together. That’s the Santa Barbara way.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

News Commentary: Death Penalty Shouts and Whispers

Governor's reprieve has little effect in Santa Barbara, except in the Han case.

Goleta Planning Commissioners Just Say ‘No’

Vociferous comments from Old Town residents help tip the balance for oversight on cannabis storefront applications.

Bullet Holes Found in Goleta Barbershop Window

Public's help requested in shooting investigation.

Free Emergency Response Training

The Independent is hosting a CERT class with County Fire's Mike Eliason.

Investigators Say Edison Power Lines Sparked Thomas Fire

The utility is pushing back, claiming officials mishandled and ignored evidence.