••• Update #1 from the Montecito Trails Foundation: “The bridge replacement across San Ysidro Creek, linking Mountain Drive and the San Ysidro Ranch, is well underway. Santa Barbara County Public Works is doing a great job replacing this bridge, which is especially important to our cycling and hiking community. The project is taking up some of the parking at the trailhead for the next month, so plan accordingly.”
••• MTF update #2: “All trailheads are slated for Kiosk Maps, new trash bin containers (for those windy nights), and bike racks where they will fit.” That’s excellent news about kiosk maps, something the trails could really use. Now, in exchange for the MTF’s hard work, how about buying something from the organization’s online gift shop?
••• More drawings of the four-story, nineteen-unit apartment building proposed for 425 Santa Barbara Street (Haley/Gutierrez), across from Renegade Wines. It’s on the city’s Architectural Board of Review agenda for December 14.
••• On the same agenda: “Proposal for the replacement of the De La Vina Street Bridge over Mission Creek. Project is comprised of the demolition of the existing bridge including the bridge foundation, construction of a new bridge spanning Mission Creek, reconstruction/re-profiling portions of De La Vina Street and sidewalks, reconstruction of storm drains, reconstruction of City water and sewer utilities, restoration of a portion of the Mission Creek, and roadway and/or Pedestrian lighting and crossing improvements.) […] Project was last reviewed on June 18, 2018.”
••• From Amtrak: “To safely manage travel on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner route around the Christmas holiday, reservations will be required on trains that travel between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. […] A reservation will be required to travel on Pacific Surfliner trains beginning Wednesday, December 23 through Monday, December 28, 2020, to help manage capacity and allow customers to distance themselves from each other onboard.”
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