A NEW 4-DAY SPECIAL EVENT & POP UP HALF
STREET CLOSURE ON STATE STREET
Thursday, May 7 - Sunday, May 10
To revitalize Downtown State Street and improve transportation safety, the City of Santa Barbara is exploring different transportation improvements along State Street through Downtown Santa Barbara. As part of this process, the City of Santa Barbara is partnering with SBCAG Traffic Solutions and Downtown Santa Barbara to host a four-day pop-up half street closure of State Street from Thursday, May 7 through Sunday May 10 called
CycleMAYnia's Celebrate State
. The half closure will entail the conversion of the southbound State Street lane from Victoria Street to Yanonali Street to a 2-way multi-use path for bikes, skaters, scooters, surreys, pedicabs and joggers. During the four days, traffic operations will be closely monitored and the public and businesses will be surveyed to get their feedback about this traffic treatment on State Street.
HALF STREET CLOSURE
(FREE FOR DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES)
As part of the half closure, 6 right-hand turn pockets along the route will be activated as "parklets" where State Street businesses, organizations or individuals can create displays, offer activities or create spaces for people to enjoy during the four-day event.
Use your imagination to dream up a fun idea to promote your business or idea and attract attention or show off what you envision the parklet could be on a more permanent basis! The sky is the limit (well actually the street is the limit).
Some ideas include: Giant Jenga and other fun street games, chalk drawing or arts and crafts, ping pong, outside living room, outside dining, live music, outreach booth, samples and displays, petting zoo, enclosed dog park, street theatre performances, bike rodeo for kids, and more...
If you'd like to showcase your business or offer an activity to promote or your organization in a parklet during Celebrate State, please join us to learn more at one of the below meetings.
Bike Themed Window Display Contest!
One more easy way to participate is to create a bike- themed window display! A contest will be held and the winning business or organization will receive some fun prizes for your employees!
Come learn more about this special event
how your business can get involved!
Monday, March 9th, 12 - 1 PM
Downtown Santa Barbara Office
27 B. East de la Guerra Street
Tuesday, March 10th,
1114 State Street
Downstairs Tech Conference Room
for the meeting by emailing
Call Robin at (805) 216-1223 to learn more!
DEADLINE TO APPLY March 15
Apply by filling out the form below.