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WINTER 2016 • Volume 26 / No. 4

SANTA BARBARA BICYCLE COALITION

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SANTA BARBARA BICYCLE COALITION


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Our Vision The Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition (SBBIKE) vision is that Santa Barbara will be a leader in creating a bicycle-friendly community and transportation system. Extensive on-road and separated bikeways, a coordinated transit system, parking, and amenities allow us to enjoy a culture where the majority of daily trips include a bicycle. As a result, our community is healthier and encourages balanced living within our resources. Universal cycling education for all ages supports the development of safe and respectful road behaviors from both motorists and cyclists. Widespread community and political support for bicycling is in place. By 2040, because it is a cycling-centered county, Santa Barbara is both a great place to live and work and a nationally acclaimed cycling destination, boasting a year-round calendar of successful, fun, and inclusive events.

Letter from the Editor

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wice in this issue a phrase emerged—“the new normal,” which is apropos these days. As we grapple with transformations all around us,

we can find joy in this: A new normal for bicycling in Santa Barbara County is emerging. Our cities are moving Photo Paul Wellman

toward policies that will reshape our philosophy on what is and, more importantly, what is not acceptable when it comes to the safety of our transportation system and its most vulnerable users—people on bikes and on foot. Funding and strategies to make possible a future where fatalities and injuries on our roadways are no longer the

norm are in the pipeline. The diligently formed plans to add the infrastructure that will make bicycling more accessible and safer for all of Santa Barbara will soon be on the ground—in the form of green paint. We bring you these stories. And we continue to bring you the stories of the SBBIKE/Bici family, full of courage and heart, working together, volunteering together, riding together. In these pages, meet just a few of the ever-increasing community of cyclists using two wheels to

David Hodges, Chair Courtney Dietz, Vice Chair David Bourgeois, Treasurer Byron Beck Robert Caiza David Campbell John Hygelund Tracey Strobel

STAFF Ed France, Executive Director ed@sbbike.org Christine Bourgeois, Education Director edu@sbbike.org Rafaell Rozendo, Shop Supervisor shop@bicicentro.org Howard Booth, Membership Coordinator howard@sbbike.org Joey Juhasz-Lukomski, Operations Manager joey@sbbike.org Eve Sanford, Advocacy Associate eve@sbbike.org

GOVT. LIAISONS & ADVISORS Matt Dobberteen, Advisor County of Santa Barbara matt@cosbpw.net Kent Epperson, Advisor Traffic Solutions kepperson@sbcag.org Teresa Lopes, Advisor City of Goleta tlopes@cityofGoleta.org Amy Steinfeld Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

meet their own needs and those of the community at large. Change can be tricky and hard won. That’s true of the transformations taking place for our county’s cycling community. Have no doubt, these are changes to celebrate. SBBIKE is grateful for your contributions. May we each live the change we want to see in the world. Thank you,

ART DIRECTOR Cynthia Stahl, info@cynstahl.com

MANAGING EDITOR Holly Starley, editor@sbbike.org

CONTACT US 506 E. Haley St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Holly Starley COVER PHOTO: Celebrating 2016’s accomplishments –The Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition Board, staff, and volunteers have much to celebrate this year and can’t wait to hit the ground cycling in 2017, continuing the work to bring to fruition the vision of a county that’s accessible to and safe for all who wish to ride bicycles. By PAUL WELLMAN BACK IMAGE: Ready to ride – Orion Smith was one of the many recipients of a new set of lights during the sixth annual Iluminando la Noche (Light Up the Night) bike light distribution in Carpinteria in November. Check out more photos in “Lighting Up Carp.” By JAN SILK

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PO Box 92047 Santa Barbara, CA 93190 www.sbbike.org SBBIKE: 805-845-8955 Bici Centro: 805-617-3225

CONTRIBUTE Your time: www.sbbike.org/volunteer Financially: www.sbbike.org/donate


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Mesa Business Association Revolution Coaching LLC REI Tailwinds Bicycle Club of Santa Maria

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Rolling Green $15M+ in State Funding = County Bike/Ped Projects Have Wheels (and Feet)

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et ready to start seeing (and riding on) green! Green lanes

and $2.7 million for the Eastside), creating a coherent

marking Santa Barbara City’s spine bicycling network will

crosstown route. The $7.9 allocated for county projects

be the first visible fruits of a massive effort to make the city and

will close the final gap on the Rincon multiuse trail and

county more bikeable.

improve a dangerous intersection along a Safe Routes to

When SB’s 2016 Bike Master Plan (BMP) was at last adopted

School route in Buellton. Those monies won’t, however,

in July, all were pleased. But tension remained high. State grant

be available immediately (at earliest a portion in 2018,

applications were due the next morning; without funding, the

and only if the city wins an application for early release of

well-developed projects would remain ideas. In November,

funds). Think more like 2019 to ’21.

those worries were put to bed. The California Transportation

Not to worry. Thanks to another funding source,

Commission (CTC) earmarked $7.173 million in Active

$470,000 in Measure A funds, projects involving green

Transportation Program (ATP) grants for two SB City projects

paint; a steady, step-by-step closing of gaps in spots where

and $7.9 million for county projects. As SBBIKE Advocacy

solutions are relatively inexpensive; and prep for major

Coordinator Eve Sanford notes, “What the community rallied

projects will begin in 2017.

together, advocated, and compromised to find solutions for

Brown is most excited about “seeing more people

is buildable. These projects are not going to sit in a three-ring

getting on their bikes. Santa Barbara is a place where

binder on the shelf. They’re going to be built!”

ridership has exceeded infrastructure,” he says. “If we can

Transportation Planner Peter Brown, part of the team that sent applications for three projects in the nick of time, was pleasantly surprised. Competition was high (the CTC received

catch up, we can make Santa Barbara a fun place to be multimodal.” Sanford agrees. “These grants will be most impactful

456 applications), and he’d have been happy with one grant.

because they’re connecting communities that have no bike

“Getting the two is a huge win for the city,” Brown says. “It can

infrastructure to popular bike lanes in the city. Not only

make the city a much safer and more attractive place to bike and walk.” He adds that those who continue taking trips by car will be able do so without added delays, a priority in planning. Plus, Brown notes, meeting the plan’s ridership goals (steadily increasing bicycling commuters from 6.1 to 15 percent by 2030) “is the one way we have to alleviate congestion.” “It can make the city a much safer and more attractive place to bike and

will they appeal to existing riders, but they will attract new riders. It’s pretty historic and great that two communities that don’t have much bike infrastructure will now have the first bike boulevards (the east and westside). And these are treatments that are really good not only only for bicyclists but also for people walking and anyone using the street.” For more details, visit sbbike.org.

walk.” He adds that those who continue taking trips by car will be able do so without added delays, a priority in planning. Ultimately, the ATP funds allocated for the city will close major network gaps ($4.4 million for those on the Westside

Bye, Bye Bollards At long last, the bollards (metal poles) as you’re making the turns onto the bridges along the Obern Trail have been removed! Shout out to Transportation Planner Matt Dobberteen and SB County for removing these potential hazards.

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Master Planning in Goleta The City of Goleta is currently working on its first Santa Barbara’s main spine route will be marked in green, as shown here, starting in 2017. Major treatments, primarily bike boulevards for the Eastside and Westside, shown in black will follow upon receipt of ATP funds. COURTESY OF SB PUBLIC WORKS

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ever Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Read about Goleta’s BPMP progress in “4 Ways to Make Goleta Better for Bicycling”


Vision Zero on the Horizon

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ow many serious injuries or fatalities during air travel are

unanimously voted that city staff should (1) return with a

acceptable? Compare your answer to the number of

Vision Zero Resolution (it takes two council sessions for

“culturally acceptable” auto deaths and injuries.

approval) and (2) apply for funding. In December, staff applied

What’s the difference? One answer may be policy. SB Transportation Planner Rob Dayton raised this comparison

for a $225K Sustainable Communities grant from Caltrans.

at an October City Council session. On the agenda, a

Grant recipients will be announced in April 2017. Resolutions

Vision Zero Resolution. Vision Zero is an assertion that

are expected in Goleta and Carpinteria soon.

no one should be killed or severely injured while using

Vision Zero doesn’t aim to ensure zero collisions or

public transportation systems. It’s a policy that sets a date

mistakes. Rather, it focuses the system so that incidents aren’t

(2030 in this case) for achieving that goal and a change of philosophy—as Eva Inbar of Coalition for Sustainable

fatal by implementing “four Es”—education, enforcement,

Transportation (COAST) puts it, “creating a new normal.”

engineering, and equity. If funds are secured, a public

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3073 SB traffic injuries 2004 - 2013

And it works. Sweden’s Vision Zero was able to reduce traffic fatalities by half in 2013. Simultaneously, both Sweden’s growth and vehicle miles traveled increased. Two years ago, Inbar and then SBBIKE advocacy head

education campaign will engage the community. The city will likely fully staff its traffic enforcement unit (it currently uses four of six). And planners will examine traffic corridors

Sam Franklin decided it was time to win support for Vision

one by one, identify incident patterns, and apply the Es.

Zero in Santa Barbara County. Inbar spoke emotionally in

As for engineering, Dayton says city engineer Derrick

October, naming people who lost their lives on Santa Barbara streets. “We’ve been far too accepting of this toll,” Inbar says, “especially on pedestrians and bicyclists.” As Dayton pointed out, while these two vulnerable groups comprise only 13

Bailey’s the person for the job; he praised Bailey’s focused, methodical approach. Sanford requested a Vision Zero Stakeholder Taskforce to

percent of road users, they account for 63 percent of deaths

work with staff. She looks forward to helping ensure projects

(50 percent are pedestrians). Cameron Gray of Community

are engineered with bikes and pedestrians in mind and

Environmental Council (CEC) noted the paradox inherent in efforts to increase those users. “We cannot get more people to use sustainable transportation if it’s not safe for them to do so,” he said. Now the collaboration is full steam, with Inbar, Eve Sanford for SBBIKE, and Gray leading the charge. It was during one of the group’s many, successful presentations 
to garner support from local organization that Inbar got her

hopes to guide enforcement policies to include education. And, she says, SBBIKE will continue its “on-the-ground work to educate people” and “to teach the next generation of bicyclists in schools.” Read more at visionzerosb.org. As of this writing, Vision Zero was on SB City Council’s Dec. 6 agenda. So a resolution

succinct explanation of the policy’s goal as “creating the

may have been adopted by now. Stay tuned to sbbike.org

new normal.” In October, the Santa Barbara City Council

for updates. www.SBBIKE.org

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caliper. Booth quickly realized that,

The Strength of Bici’s Crew

lack of mechanical background not withstanding, Kruaval was ready for a challenge. The two went to work scrapping parts. Within four weeks, Kruaval went from not knowing how to hold a tool to being able to strip a bike from top to bottom in 40 minutes. And, says Booth, “he knew everything I knew about how to take bike parts off and what to save.” Kruaval especially loved using big tools and lots of force. “That’s when we realized we needed someone who could teach him more,” says Booth, who sensed Kruaval’s untapped potential. “His mastery of tools is quite amazing.” Enter master bike mechanic and longtime Bici volunteer Mike Rogers. Like Booth, Rogers notes how swiftly Bici’s newest mechanic assimilates new skills. “It’s been fun working with him,” he says. “He’s so open to learning and willing to try new things.” Their arrangement is an instruction style that’s fulfilling for Rogers. He shows Kruaval how to do something, and then Kruaval does it. The two are working on increasingly difficult tasks. They started with the

Bici Centro’s newest mechanic, Mark “Bo” Kruaval, with the first cruiser he worked on. HOWARD BOOTH

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he Bici Centro crew couldn’t be more pleased to welcome its newest member.

cruisers. Recently, Rogers showed Kruaval how to put together a coaster

When Mark “Bo” Kruaval came to Bici with his job coaches, he didn’t have

brake hub, which has many parts that

experience as a mechanic. But he’s caught on quickly—so quickly SBBIKE’s Director

need to be assembled in a particular

Ed France is convinced it’s in his genes.

order.

But it’s not just mechanics. Rapidly learning the ropes (or spokes as it were) seems to be Kruaval’s thing. Kruaval joined the crew just when Bici realized it was in need of help with data entry. Donations, bike valet tickets, Iluminando survey results—so much to record in SBBIKE’s database. “He really quickly mastered all that,” says SBBIKE’s Howard Booth, Kruaval’s first trainer, chuckling as he recalls Kruaval patiently waiting while Booth explained a process he soon saw Kruaval had already grasped. Up next, Kruaval went to work in the shop. There too, he put things in order, sorting bolts and spokes by size and learning to measure seat posts with a

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Up next? Only time will tell. What’s certain is that, in no time at all, Kruaval, who often enjoys a cup of joe with France before cranking, has become part of the crew. “One of the strengths of our organization,” says Booth with a smile, “is that we focus on people’s strengths.”


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hen Ken and Liz Brown sold their Italian restaurant in Truckee, they took a five-month tandem bicycle

tour, zigzagging up through Scandinavia from Rome. They tent-camped and were often the only English speakers. Ken spoke fluent Spanish then—before the accident. His Spanish is coming back. Ken has loved cycling since childhood. “Every place I went, I

Ken Brown has been a Bici Centro volunteer since the shop started in its previous locale at Casa de la Raza, working with his bike family for nearly eight years. HOLLY STARLEY

bought a bike,” he says. He recalls the one he used in Israel when he spent three years at a kibbutz called Naan learning Hebrew. The Hebrew hasn’t come back. In 2005, Ken was riding with a group of friends (fortunately some medical professionals) and (“luckily”) climbing a hill when he collapsed. “I had a heart block,” Ken explains—the electrical connection between his brain and heart disconnected. He woke up five weeks later but doesn’t remember that period. He was told that, at first, he spoke a language no one knew. Getting his English back took more than a year, and he still has trouble finding words. He’s comfortable and puts others at ease. “I just use the words I understand,” he says. For Liz, it was excruciating. Whether he’d make it was, at first, touch and go. Doctors said he’d never ride a bicycle again. But as soon as possible, Ken was back on a bike, not afraid but anxious. “Riding

Ken and Liz Brown on a tandem cycling tour in Bakio in the Basque Country of Spain.

was a huge motivation,” he says. “I felt like it was the only thing

the shop have been an integral part of his recovery, and Bici

I could do.” Getting Liz (who rarely rides single) back on the

feels like family.

tandem was a challenge. But eventually the couple ventured out—a block at a time. Ken enrolled in a mechanical skills program at Barnett

Memory is tricky. Traveling a familiar route—say home to Bici—is easy. But getting somewhere new requires written

Bicycle Institution in Colorado Springs. He contacted SBBIKE

directions. Both Ken and Liz have embraced this new normal.

Director Ed France and said he wanted to work at Bici Centro.

Ken smiles. “You don’t remember the bad things.”

“Great,” France replied. “Notify me when you get here.” The couple relocated to Carpinteria, where they now reside in a place Ken calls “pretty darn close to perfect.” Ken is among the longest-term Bici volunteers. He loves helping people learn and—a rare find—truing wheels. “I love it there,” he says. “They treat me very well.” The feeling is mutual. “Ken has become indispensible to us when he’s here at the shop,” says France. Liz is grateful for the independence Bici has offered Ken. The shop has helped rebuild his confidence, communication, and Spanish. “At first,” she says, “getting from A to B was difficult. He

The couple recently returned from a tandem tour in Spain. Up next? Switzerland. They’re in the market for a mountain tandem—their second, “this time, really just for fire roads.” Liz smiles in Ken’s direction. Both loved riding tandem from the beginning. Ken doesn’t have to worry about leaving his wife behind. They can chat or enjoy the view. “Also when either of us isn’t feeling great, the other does a little bit more work, but you

had to learn to navigate life again.” Liz knew that, at Bici, people

don’t even notice,” Ken says. That, it seems, is how these two

were there to help him. Both agree, familiarity and repetition at

approach life.

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n Goleta, Santa Barbara (Eastside and Westside), and

in his ear that, yes, they always wear helmets. The pair had

Carpinteria, SBBIKE volunteers handed out 450+ pairs

just finished their first run/ride—a three-mile journey (which

of lights as part of its sixth annual Iluminando la Noche

Jesse had been waiting five years to do)—when they realized

(Light up the Night) light distribution. Meet just a few of the

Teo’s back light was out and stopped at the light giveaway.

community members who came to the Eastside locale to

What did Teo say about the ride? “We need to do that again!”

get new lights and learn more about SBBIKE/Bici Centro cycling community.

3. Alberto, 13, and his sister Nayeli, 8, love to ride to the beach together. They were both excited to get lights for when

1. Sandra, Leopolo, and Milton Plasencia are una familia

darkness falls before they make it home. Alberto is hoping to

que monta en bicicleta (a cycling family). They ride to run

find a way to earn or build a bike soon, as the one he uses is

errands and to spend time together. Sometimes, Sandra

too small.

takes her nephew, a toddler, along too. Milton, 9, attends Franklin Elementary School, where he learned safety skills,

4. Art Lopez, a plumber for 40 years, bikes to meet all his

like staying out of the door zone and the three-foot rule,

transportation needs. He’s currently working on a project to

at the school’s Bike Rodeo.

create a home base for people whose homes are mobile and people without homes.

2. Jesse Swanhawser fills out the Iluminando questionnaire with help from his son Teo, 5, who whispers

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A Bike Story for Christmas T

hroughout the year, people brought kids’ bikes in need of a little love to Bici Centro, sure that those trusty steeds,

once powered by little legs now grown tall, would find a new home. In November, a group of dedicated, volunteer wrenchers went to work. They replaced chains and cables, filled tires with air, and shined clean 21 children’s bicycles. In early December, SBBIKE and the Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) volunteers gathered at McKinley Elementary School to distribute helmets provided by COAST, hand out Christmas goodies, and pair preselected kids with the bike just for them. For Bici Centro shop shift leader, Lynneal Williams, A Bike for Christmas is about more than just the bikes. “Of course the actual receiving of a physical bike is significant. But the story behind it

Some three dozen riders, families with small children and members of a girls’ softball team with parents and their coach, cruised along the beach to the Santa Barbara Zoo for November’s monthly Sunday Family Ride. NANCY MULHOLLAND

is so much more,” she explains. Knowing the bikes’ history and seeing how important bicycles are to the volunteers, the kids learn about generosity, teamwork, and giving. Volunteers love the joy of seeing kids on bikes and sharing the life-changing experience with

The Family that Bikes Together…

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icture it. Blue, cloud-dotted skies, the smell of wet salt on a gentle breeze, families gathered—all on

the kids and their families. If you believe in a little magic, you might be inclined to believe the joy extends to those once-cherished treasures, now loved by new little feet pumping their pedals. Bici Centro collects bicycles of all sizes year-round. Some find new life via youth giveaways programs. Others are sold to support

two wheels. That’s what SBBIKE’s new monthly event,

Bici Centro and its programs. Volunteer mechanics are welcome

Sunday Family Ride, is all about.

on Tuesdays from 12–7 p.m. To learn about volunteer and donation

“It’s a wonderful way for families to spend time

opportunities, visit sbbike.org/how_to_help.

together,” says Nancy Mulholland, SBBIKE interim education director. “And it’s how children learn to ride safely.” The ride started as an extension of the Bici Familia events (family bike nights) at Hope and McKinley Elementary schools. Short days meant not enough time to go for a family ride. Sunday Family Ride was born, and the Santa Barbara Zoo hopped on board, generously donating year-round family of four passes to to be raffled at each of the three rides thus far (Oct., Nov., and Dec.) and the upcoming ride in January. So far, the rides have gone along the bike path to the zoo. Future rides will include different locations and bike trivia games. Stay tuned (at sbbike.org) for details of January’s Sunday Family ride (likely Jan. 8). All are welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteers spruce up youth bicycles donated for the Bike for Christmas giveaway. LYNNEAL WILLIAMS

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Gauchos Celebrate Cycling The Bike Share bikes in Washington, DC. CHRISTINE BOURGEOIS

Bright Future for Santa Barbara Bike Share

This fall, UCSB celebrated all things cycling at its Gaucho Bike Fair. Many advocacy organizations, including SBBIKE, attended, and students learned skills like safely loading their bicycles on buses. PAUL DONOHOE

by Andie Bridges

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ver one hundred cities across the country have implemented bike share programs, and Santa Barbara may

be next on the list. Bike share systems offer short-term rentals, allowing users to pick up a bike in one location, ride to their destination, and return the bike to a check-in site. A recently developed feasibility study indicates that such a program would be successful in our area. Jack Ucciferri, a local realtor and lead author of the study, points out the many reasons Santa Barbara is the perfect location. “We have all of the elements needed for a successful bike share system—great weather year-round, a vibrant tourist economy,

Cyclists Visit Murals

streamlined program, reminiscent of Santa Monica’s Breeze

On el Dia del Muerte (the Day of the Dead), SBBIKE’s Michael Montenegro led a group of riders to visit local murals. At each locale, speakers talked about the

Bike Share. Celebrating its first anniversary, Breeze now has over

history and significance of the murals. EVE SANFORD

business travelers, students, and commuters.” Ucciferri and the team at SBBIKE envision a simple,

43,000 active subscribers, who have collectively made over 270,000 trips.

Bike Share Example Already Here

One of the main advantages of the Santa Monica system is its use of “smart bikes.” Early bike share iterations were prohibitively expensive, in part because they required the construction of many large docking stations for checking out and returning bikes. But GPS-equipped smart bikes bring costs down by allowing riders to lock up to any approved rack. The idea of a local bike share has been met with enthusiasm from Santa Barbara city officials and business owners, who see the potential to help alleviate traffic congestion, pollution, and parking difficulties. Over the coming months, the study’s findings will be presented to area leaders, including UCSB and the County’s Technical Advisory Committee. Ucciferri believes the bike share would offer major benefits to residents and visitors alike. “It would provide a huge convenience, and it would give everyone the chance to see the beauty of Santa Barbara in a new way.” 10

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When Mario Edwards signed up for the bike program at work, he was hoping to save a little extra cash. He wasn’t expecting to drastically change his lifestyle. Read “Cycling Benefits at Sonos Help Get Staff Rolling” to find out how the company’s own bike share program helped him do just that.


Dreaming Big for 2017

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ach year, SBBIKE’s growing countywide

Photo Paul Wellman

bicycle programs and policy work make this community a better place to ride— especially for those who most rely on their bicycles for transportation. We

are building momentum, and together with your help, we are leaving a legacy for Santa Barbara County’s future. Bicycling is a simple solution to many of today’s complex problems. Making bicycling safe and accessible to everyone in Santa Barbara County is a tough challenge, but we are making real progress. In 2016, we: zz Helped win $15.5 million for needed local bike/ ped infrastructure projects

In 2017, we plan to: zz Implement bicycle education in elementary schools across the county zz Open a fourth Bici Centro location, in downtown Santa Maria zz Build the support for adopting an ambitious Goleta Bicycle Master Plan zz Ensure the adoption of Vision Zero Resolutions in our cities and help implement strategies and utilize resources to reduce traffic fatalities by 2030 SBBIKE is dreaming big for 2017—thanks to you. In 2016, our membership boomed to over 1,400. We united to advocate for our future. You were with us, and that has brought us categorically closer to our vision. We accelerate toward being a community with the support, resources, and infrastructure to enable everyone who chooses to cycle to do so safely—because you are with us. Thank you! Ed France, Executive Director

zz Successfully engaged the community to advocate for Santa Barbara’s most ambitious and

959 volunteers* dedicated 2,397 hours at Bici Centro alone

Resolutions—i.e. support for safer street design and better public education on traffic safety zz Expanded youth bicycle education programs

447 donated and refurbished bikes found new homes through shop sales and giveaways

into seven new elementary schools from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria

4,375 shop users* (Bici and SBCC) put in 1,020 hours of DIY wrenching to work on their own bikes

zz Served thousands of countywide cyclists through bike repair coaching, bike valet, and group events zz Supported a Regional Bike Share Feasibility Study, laying the foundation for a local bike share

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2016 was an amazing year for bicycling. Roll with us to ensure 2017 is even stronger! Your gift directly supports the work toward our vision. Together we benefit the low-income workers who rely on our shops to fix their bikes, the kids gaining independence while learning the rules of the road, and the cycle commuters discovering safer routes to work and school.

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SANTA BARBARA BICYCLE COALITION

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May your lights shine brightly this holiday season and throughout the coming year! With gratitude for our cycling family, Everyone at SBBIKE

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Check out SBBIKE's work through the year and look forward with us to all the great things coming in 2017!

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