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Bringing Roundabouts to Goleta, California

Today, the City of Goleta will be hosting an Open House to help drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians understand how to maneuver through a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Los Carneros and Calle Real. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the City of Goleta Council Chambers, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B.

According to Project Goleta… ‘This is a three leg intersection. The traffic control at this intersection had been a STOP on the minor leg (Calle Real) with unrestricted flow on the major leg (Los Carneros). An elevated concentration of side impact collisions at this intersection necessitated a change to a three way STOP to improve public safety. The Las Vegas/San Pedro Creek Culvert Replacment Project will require a full closure of the northbound Fairview Avenue on ramp to HWY 101 for at least a year, and a full closure of the southbound off ramp at Fairview Avenue for six months. At minimum, a temporary traffic signal would need to be installed to handle the additional traffic at the Los Carneros/Calle Real intersection created by the ramp closures. A roundabout is in keeping with the General Plans direction to install roundabouts instead of traffic signals where feasible.”

3 Responses to “Bringing Roundabouts to Goleta, California”

  1. Can’t believe we still need to educate the public still on how to drive. We have had a roundabout here in SB for almost 12 years, and despite all the harsh criticism and naysayers at the beginning, it has proved to be highly effective. We have a newer one that’s even better in Montecito ..and another going in soon. It is a great time to keep the ongoing education for cyclists as it is getting more and more popular to ride bikes.

  2. DrivingMsDaisy

    Milpas roundabout has been an excellent improvement. The five-point, stop sign prior mess was the nightmare. Many voices said it would not work, but it has admirably. Driving through it now is a dream. Used to play “After You, Alphonse” with false stops and starts and heart-leaping terror when trying to get on the freeway from shopping down there.