The City of Goleta received a $14 million Cycle 4 Active Transportation Program grant for the San Jose Creek Multipurpose Path.
The path will remove barriers and gaps in the county’s regional network extending from the north under the 101 freeway all the way to Goleta Beach and the Coast Route Trail in the south.
The project will improve safety and provide access to schools, clinics, shopping and services throughout the county.
This grant funding will cover the final design, right-of-way and construction phases of the project, while the City will continue to work on the conceptual design and environmental phases of the project.
The City will also take the lead on the funding, design, and construction of the project with the County’s support and assistance.
The entire project is expected to cost approximately $20 million.
The City hopes to construct the path within the next two years.
“We are so grateful to the California Transportation Commission’s grant for this critical active transportation project,” said Mayor Paula Perotte. “We are always looking for ways to increase the opportunities for alternative transportation and this path will make a significant impact in this area for the region.”