Modoc Road Bike Path


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Modoc Road Bike Path
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Modoc Road, Public Right-of-way, PU (public utilities), 1.5-EX-1 (one family exclusive residential)
Document Description
The proposed project represents partial implementation of a planned off-road bike path/trail as identified in the Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan. This project consists of expanding an existing Class 2 bike lane to a Class 1 multi-use bike/pedestrian path along the south side of Modoc Road. The proposed bike path alignment extends approximately 3,930 feet from near the western Encore Drive intersection to near the Via Senda intersection. The western end of the proposed bike path would tie into an existing bike path about 50 feet south of the Modoc Road/Encore Drive intersection. The eastern terminus of the proposed bike path would be about 30 feet west of Via Senda along the southern shoulder of Modoc Road. Most of bike path would be located south of the Modoc Road shoulder, with a meandering alignment along an existing trail to avoid mature trees. A portion of the bike path would be located outside the public right-of-way on the Modoc Preserve, which is managed as open space under a conservation easement by The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. Santa Barbara County would obtain an easement for portions of the bike path outside the Modoc Road right-of-way. The bike path would be 10 feet wide with minimum two foot-wide shoulders on each side. The bike path would be paved with asphalt concrete over an aggregate base. Two retaining walls (approximately 1,134 linear feet in total) would be required along the bike path to provide a level surface and limit earthwork. A 538 foot-long northern retaining wall would be visible from Modoc Road, with an average height of about five feet. A 596 foot-long southern retaining wall would be located on the south side of the bike path alignment and would not be visible from Modoc Road. A 300-foot-long segment of the existing equestrian trail would be realigned by providing a three-foot-wide earthen equestrian trail about three feet south of the proposed bike path. The limits of earthwork would vary from about 18 to 24 feet wide along the bike path alignment. An existing 750 foot-long earthen drainage swale located parallel to Modoc Road would be slightly re-aligned and incorporated into the bike path design. The drainage swale would have a top width of about six feet and depth of about two feet.

Contact Information

Morgan Jones
Agency Name
Santa Barbara County
Job Title
Engineering Environmental Project Team Leader
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Santa Barbara, Unincorporated area Eastern Goleta Valley
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Modoc Road. The bike path alignment is located immediately south of Modoc Road
Total Acres
.9 acres
Parcel #
Modoc Road public right-of-way. 061-220-009, 061-220-010, 061-261-001.
State Highways
US 101, US154
La Cumbre Junior High, Hope Elementary, Bishop Diego, La Colina
Cienguitas Creek
Other Location Info
The Modoc Road bike path alignment is located approximately 0.25 miles south of the U.S. Highway 101/State Route 154 interchange, and just west of the City of Santa Barbara. More specifically, the bike path alignment is located immediately south of Modoc Road from the western Encore Drive intersection east to the Via Senda intersection.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Transportation:Local Road (Bike Path, Alternative Transportation )
Local Actions
Community Plan, Capital Improvement Project
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Hydrology/Water Quality, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Vegetation
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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