The Santa Barbara City Council unanimously agreed to permanently
install seven of the 19 traffic calming devices – such as
roundabouts – slated for the St. Francis neighborhood. The city
will delay installing the remaining devices for at least a year,
during which time city traffic staff will monitor the effect of the
permanent structures on traffic speeds and collision rates. The
council also unanimously approved restriping Chapala Street between
Mission and Padre streets to one lane of vehicle traffic and one
bicycle lane. City staff said the single traffic lane could
“easily” handle the traffic volume and would prevent speeding.


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