On Thursday, July 6th, our Community Services District (CSD) hosted Orange County Traffic Engineer Wei Zhu to give the neighborhood an update on the Montecito traffic survey that the county has been working on over the past few months. The update addressed both vehicular and bicycle modes of transportation along the corridor and the related parking issues.
Ms Zhu has previously publically updated the community back in 2019 when the idea of adding Sharrows to Ruth Elane and Martha Ann to create another designated shared bike space was being discussed. There have not been any community updates on this project that we are aware of at this time.
This update was about two segments of Montecito; the south segment that basically runs north from Hill Rose to Bostonian and the north segment that runs from Bostonian to Shakespeare where Montecito becomes Orangewood and continues on to Weatherby.
The CSD will host Ms Zhu and her team from the County Public Works Traffic Department at their regular Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Rush Park Auditorium. The public is encouraged to attend.