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Sustainable Transportation Equity Project 

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) awarded $182,158 to IVCSD to develop an equity-based, Community Mobility Plan for Isla Vista. IVCSD will empower Isla Vista residents to identify gaps in the mobility ecosystem, experiment with solutions, and develop a list of priority projects that will increase access to an equitable, affordable, sustainable, and safe multimodal transportation system. The Isla Vista Community Mobility Plan is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities.

The project will consist of a mobility needs assessment, community outreach, pop-ups and demonstration projects, and the creation of a plan containing a list of projects prioritized by community residents for funding and implementation. 

Sub grantees include Isla Vista Youth Projects, Santa Barbara MTD, and Santa Barbara County

Community Partners include Independent Living Resource Center, SBBIKE+COAST, UCSB Office of Sustainability, Cool/Block Empowerment Institute, Community Environmental Council, Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara, and Isla Vista Food Cooperative


What is your vision for this project?

We envision an equitable Isla Vista where residents of all ages and abilities are able to move through, to, and from the community safely, using a wide range of accessible and affordable clean mobility options. All of these options will be reliable, efficient, and provide easy access to work, school, and other key destinations in and around Isla Vista. Clean transportation equity will be critical to address fundamental social inequities and to build a more resilient community.

When will community outreach begin?

An Existing Conditions and Needs Assessment Survey will be sent in Fall 2021. Various workshops, pop-ups, and demonstration events will occur from Fall 2021 - March 2023. IVCSD staff, with assistance from community partners, interns, and volunteers, will be responsible for organizing and planning community outreach and engagement activities.

How can I get involved?

This is a community-driven process and the outcomes will be shaped by resident input. We will be hosting community workshops, inviting residents to participate in surveys, hosting demonstrations and pop-up events, canvassing, and more. If you would like to volunteer please contact Sydney Casler at or 805-770-2752 ext. 1. Please sign up for our email updates and follow us on Instagram @islavistacsd & Facebook "Isla Vista Community Services District - IVCSD."

When will the Community Mobility Plan be complete? 

IVCSD staff, with assistance from community partner organizations and volunteers, will be responsible for organizing, planning, and executing community outreach and engagement activities that feed into the existing conditions report, community needs assessment, and community mobility plan.  The Community Mobility Plan is proposed to be completed in March 2023. 

Calendar of Events:

Virtual Isla Vista Transportation Town Hall on Wednesday, November 17th from 6pm-7pm via zoom.

If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to submit a public comment here to share with us. We will also be sharing a comprehensive survey next month to gather more feedback and ideas.

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Reunión del Ayuntamiento de Isla Vista sobre el transporte el miércoles 17 de noviembre de 6 pm a 7 pm a través de Zoom.

Si no puede asistir, le invitamos a que nos envíe un comentario público aquí. También realizaremos una amplia encuesta el mes próximo para recopilar más comentarios e ideas.

May contain: person, human, advertisement, flyer, brochure, poster, paper, bicycle, transportation, vehicle, bike, wheel, and machine


Project Steering Committee Agendas:

Coming Soon  

Survey Links:

Coming Soon 


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