Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) has launched a comprehensive Isla Vista Mobility Survey to improve transportation and parking in Isla Vista. The survey is available for both Isla Vista residents and non-residents to participate in.

Responses to the survey will help shape the future of the first Isla Vista Community Mobility Plan. Local feedback is key to ensure the Mobility Plan is representative of current community needs.

The California Air Resources Board awarded $182,158 to IVCSD to develop an equity-based Community Mobility Plan for Isla Vista.

IVCSD 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.

IVCSD envisions an equitable Isla Vista where residents of all ages and abilities are able to move through, to and from the community safely, efficiently, and enjoyably; all by using a range of accessible and affordable clean mobility options. For more, visit IVCSD’s website.

IVCSD kicked off the project in November by hosting a Transportation Town Hall where community members could learn about the project and ways to get involved. In February, IVCSD hosted a Lighting Walk as means to identify areas of I.V. that need more lighting or have dim/out street lights.

The goal is to not only build a more secure community but support pedestrian and bicycle safety throughout Isla Vista. IVCSD will work with Santa Barbara County to get those areas that were identified fixed.

The Isla Vista Mobility Survey is available in English, Spanish and Mandarin and will be open until April 30.

Diect questions to Sydney Casler, IVCSD community engagement director, or 805-770-2752, ext. 1.

“Improving our local transportation system starts with this critical first step. The feedback that Isla Vista residents provide will influence a Community Mobility Plan that will improve our infrastructure to better meet residents’ needs,” said Spencer Brandt, IVCSD Board president.