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Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition creates videos of people who opt to pedal rather than drive.

Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition creates videos of people who opt to pedal rather than drive.


Who Bikes in Santa Barbara?

A Multimedia Look at Cyclists in Our Community


The United States seems to be slowly dipping its toe into the cool pool of more sustainable transportation, and Santa Barbara is no exception to this trend.

The growing concern over climate change, the need to stay healthy and active, the desire to build a deeper connection to their children. Whatever the reason, from the morning work commute to preschool pickup, more people are opting to pedal rather than drive.

Here is a multimedia look at some of the people who bike in Santa Barbara.

Biking to Work

How do people bike to the office and still look presentable and professional? What about managing mid-day meetings? Find out how UCSB’s Associate Dean of Students, Don Lubach does it in this video:

Biking with Family

For the first time ever, U.S. cargo bike companies are specifically marketing bikes and attachments to parents of young children. The Seattle Family Biking Facebook group is over 1,200 members strong. Momentum is growing.

Why are parents choosing to ditch the carpool routine for a morning of pedaling? How does it work with more than one kid? Here is a look at three families who choose to bike for transportation in Santa Barbara:

Biking to School

Pedaling is a great way for students to get to class without worrying about parking hassles. It’s also low cost, low maintenance and the perfect way to discover a new city. Watch as two graduate students from Mexico navigate the scenic routes around UCSB:

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