Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) and the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department will host a day of sustainable transportation improvements along Pardall Road, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18.

The Sustainable Transportation Pop-Up is an opportunity for community members to try out marked crosswalks, bike boxes, and scooter corrals. Staff and volunteers will gather comments on people’s experiences to improve getting around Isla Vista.

To avoid delays, motorists may want to avoid Pardall Road in Isla Vista from 5-7 a.m.

In April, IVCSD collected more than 1,000 responses to the Isla Vista Mobility Survey, where residents shared current transportation methods, barriers to different modes of transportation, and suggested safety improvements.

A number of respondents requested more crosswalks, safer bike paths, and organized scooter parking.

The transportation pop-up on Oct. 18 will allow residents to try out the most-requested transportation improvements from the survey in real time and within their own community. Future transportation pop-ups will highlight other requests such as sidewalk infrastructure, bus frequency, bike parking, and vehicle speed.

The installations will only be on Pardall Road for one day; residents are urged to attend and share their thoughts on what they liked or didn’t like during the demonstration.

The feedback collected will help shape the future of Isla Vista’s first equity-based Community Mobility Plan. The IVCSD has been working collaboratively with the county Public Works Department on the n click here. To learn more about the Mobility Plan click here.

For more about the pop-up event, contact Sydney Casler, community engagement director, 805-770-2752 or communityengagement@islavistacsd.com.