Red Light, Green Light

Are ramp meters right for Goleta? The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, working with the City of Goleta, UCSB, County of Santa Barbara and Caltrans, are conducting a study to find out. A ramp meter is a basic traffic light that regulates the flow of traffic entering the freeway according to current traffic conditions. Ramp meters can be a cost effective way to reduce traffic congestion without expanding roads. The Goleta Ramp Metering Study will look at the effectiveness and impact ramp meters will have on local freeways and neighboring streets if placed at US 101 on-ramps within City limits and in the unincorporated Eastern Goleta Valley.

Residents are invited to a public workshop to learn more on Thursday, October 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Goleta Valley Community Center (5679 Hollister Avenue).

For additional information please contact Julio Perucho, Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Transportation Planner, at or 805-961-8906.