Season 1 Episode 48:
FRANK PETERS OF
SANTA BARBARA, CA PROVIDES AN UPDATE ON A CAR-FREE STATE STREET

The city transformed its iconic downtown main street, into a car-free zone because of the devastating impacts of Covid-19.

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Show Notes:

Cities around the world have been dramatically reshaping and reimagining their public spaces, especially their downtown streets in response to the negative economic and health impacts from the novel coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19. Santa Barbara, California took the bold step of making State Street, the main shopping and dining destination in the downtown district, a car-free zone and the results have been amazing.

Active Towns Podcast host, John Simmerman reached out to Frank Peters who happens to live on State Street to learn more about the dramatic increase in cycling, vibrancy, and vitality. Tune in to learn more.

Helpful & Relevant Links:

Walk Bike Places Conference

Russ Roca and Path Less Pedaled

Oregon Scenic Bikeways

Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition

cycleCalCoast

Show Credits:

Audio Production by Active Towns

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping communities create a Culture of Activity.

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