Old Town Sidewalk Infill Project

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Current Phase

This project is in the right-of-way and design phase, with construction anticipated to begin in late 2019. The Public Works team is continuing to work on the project elements such as layouts, parking, drainage, trees and lighting.


The Old Town Sidewalk Improvement Program will construct a network of sidewalks along at least one side of the streets in the residential areas of Old Town. The project will assess sidewalk deficiencies, create a prioritization plan, and install sidewalk improvements north of Hollister Avenue from South Fairview Avenue to Kinman Avenue as well as Pine Avenue south of Hollister Avenue.

View our fact sheet in English and Spanish.  

 A presentation on the project was given to Council on March 6, 2018, view it here.

Purpose and Need

The project will provide for pedestrian access within Old Town Goleta by completing missing sections of sidewalk. These links will connect residents to and from Hollister Avenue to businesses and transportation lines or points south of Hollister to the commercial and light industrial areas.

Strategic Plan Goals

  • To maintain and improve City-wide facilities, roads and traffic circulation.
  • Return Old Town to the Vital Center of the City.
  • Maintain a safe community.

Funding Sources

The City was recently awarded an Active Transportation Planning (ATP) Grant for $2.224 million for the project. An additional $555 thousand will be applied as the local match from the Measure A local funds and Goleta Transportation Improvement Program (GTIP).

Project Accomplishments/Completion

Environmental Document - Final Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND)

Community Workshops

  • March 22, 2018
  • November 1, 2017 – City Open House
  • August 30, 2017
  • May 6, 2017 – Bicycle & Pedestrian Walking Tour


James Winslow, Sr. Project Engineer

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