The project constructed solar powered pedestrian activated Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) over travel lanes on Cathedral Oaks Road at Santa Marguerita Drive to provide an additional visual cue to alert motorists when a pedestrian wishes to cross the street. In addition to the flashing beacons, the project included removing the dedicated turn lane from westbound Cathedral Oaks Road to northbound Santa Marguerita Avenue; providing curb extensions for the north leg of the intersection toward the center of Cathedral Oaks Road; and providing a median curb extension westerly to accommodate pedestrian refuge area. This is the first green lane in Santa Barbara County which delineates the bike lane.
Funding for this project was a combination of Measure A Alternative Transportation Grants, Measure A local funds and Transportation Development Account (TDA) funds.
This project was completed in February 2014.