We are excited to share that the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP) has won another award! The BPMP is the proud recipient of the American Planning Association Central Coast Chapter’s Award of Excellence. The award is given to projects that exemplify outstanding achievement in the planning field. Earlier this year the BPMP also won the 2018-19 Project of the Year in the Special Studies <$2 million category by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Central Coast Chapter.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan was developed over a two year period with input from the community, project consultant, Technical Advisory Committee, City Commissions and Council. The BPMP was adopted by City Council on October 16, 2018.
The BPMP will guide Goleta’s biking and walking future and make it easier to bike and walk around town by encouraging the development of an integrated bicycle and pedestrian system throughout the City of Goleta with connections to other regional bike systems. The BPMP also promotes public health by encouraging more people to bike and walk, reducing automobile usage and fuel consumption, and promoting transportation equity.
The BPMP outlines a broad range of improvements within public rights-of-way that will be developed and constructed when Council directs project funding and prioritization. These improvements will occur over the next ten to twenty years and coordinate with the existing Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The BPMP is also considered a “living document” that Council can update as needed in future years when new programs and projects are identified.