There have been a lot of projects happening in Old Town, and the City of Goleta was excited to celebrate the completion of three of these pedestrian safety improvement projects on December 1. The Goleta Valley Community Center Path Lighting project saw the installation of path lights installed from Hollister Avenue to the back of the property where the Boys & Girls Club facility is located. Existing fencing was removed and a new concrete sidewalk replaced the front half of the sidewalk. The Hollister Avenue High Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) is a pedestrian activated lighted crosswalk in front of the GVCC which replaced the previously existing yellow flashing beacons. The Signal Improvements at Orange Avenue include a new pedestrian activated Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) over travel lanes on Hollister Avenue at Orange Avenue. The beacons will provide an additional visual cue to alert motorists when a pedestrian is crossing the street.
The City and community also celebrated the addition of public parking in Old Town. The City made an agreement with Community West Bank to provide 18 public parking spaces for use by patrons of Old Town businesses during daylight hours.
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