The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan project currently being worked on is an update of the 2005 Interim Bicycle Transportation Plan and the 2009 resolution (Resolution 09-57) amending it.
The 2005 Interim Bicycle Transportation Plan, adopted by the City of Goleta, represents the interim 20 year long-range bicycle plan for the City. The main purpose of this Plan is to encourage the development of an integrated bicycle system throughout Goleta with connections to other regional bike systems. Projects identified in the Plan will be given priority for various state and federal funding sources prioritized through the City and the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG). This Bicycle Transportation Plan is essentially an administrative update of the County of Santa Barbara’s original 1999 Bikeway Master Plan and does not propose any significant new projects that were not identified in the original 1999 County of Santa Barbara Bicycle Transportation Plan.
The City developed and adopted their General Plan (GP)/Coastal Land Use Plan (CLUP) in 2006. The GP/CLUP outlines 15 Transportation Element Policies, 10 of which apply to bicycle or pedestrian modes of transportation. The GP/CLUP specified the need to develop a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP). On December 15, 2009, City Council adopted a resolution (Resolution 09-57) amending the 2005 Interim Bicycle Transportation Plan.
In 2015 the City put out a Request for Proposals for a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. In 2016 it was awarded to KTU&A.