The community is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony in the Eastern Goleta Valley to celebrate the opening of the San Jose Bike Path and the paving of a section of the Obern Trail. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30 followed immediately with an informal 5-mile bike ride to the Obern Trail as part of CycleMAYnia.
The event is located at the University Circle Open Space on the corner of Merida Dr. and Agana Dr. in the Eastern Goleta Valley. The ceremony will be presided over by Second District County Supervisor Janet Wolf and Public Works Director Scott McGolpin.
“This bike path in the heart of the Second District is one of the most important connective routes for bike users, and the County Bicycle Master Plan’s highest priority project,” said Supervisor Wolf. “It enhances safe alternative transportation options for our community, while also encouraging people to ride their bikes for pleasure in a beautiful setting. I’m excited to see this much anticipated route is finally open to the public.”
What is the San Jose Creek Bike Path?
Where is the San Jose Creek Bike Path?
But wait -- there's more bike path to come!!!
The City of Goleta is working on other portions of the San Jose Creek Bike Path Project which will extend approximately three miles alongside San Jose Creek from Cathedral Oaks Rd. to the Atascadero Creek Bikeway/Obern Trail near Goleta Beach.
The San Jose Creek Bike Path Middle Extent Project will construct a Class I Bike Path along the west side of San Jose Creek extending from Calle Real to Hollister Ave. The San Jose Creek Bike Path Southern Extent extends from Hollister Ave. south along the new Class II bike facility proposed along Kellogg Ave. and then will cross San Jose Creek Channel via a pedestrian/bicycle bridge, to follow along the west side of State Highway 217 connecting to the existing Class I Atascadero Creek/Obern Trail. Click the links above to learn more about the City of Goleta's ATP grant applications and provide your input.