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.

Community input is needed. A workshop was held in late October. If you were unable to attend and regularly travel within or through the Goleta Valley, please take this survey to share your thoughts on ramp meters and traffic conditions at various intersections and interchanges in this region.

For additional information please contact Julio Perucho, Transportation Planner at or 805-961-8906.