The Santa Barbara Car Free project and website have received publicity in more than 75 newspapers around the country, including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Ventura Star, Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News, the Oakland Tribune, the Seattle Times, and others. It has also been featured in television stories, travel publications, and on travel websites. We’ve received comments about the project, both on survey cards and unsolicited emails and postcards. Here’s a sample of what people are saying.
US Airways In-Fight Magazine – April, 2014 – see page 88 of Magazine
Enjoy the sights, scenes, and tastes of Santa Barbara from the comfort of your sneaks…Santa Barbara Car Free, founded and led by Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, has more than 100 community partners to help you make the most of your car free experience.
NBCLA – April 17, 2014 – see post
…And we say “rethink your mode of arrival” because the Santa Barbara Car-Free Project is quite the active organization, throughout the year, but definitely when it comes time for the springtime celebration of all our planet. The project is sweetening the prospect of attending for people, with a chance at prizes for those who leave their vehicle back home and show up at Alameda Park on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 without their usual vroom-vroom…”
LA Daily News – February 13, 2014 – see post
…”Jamzilla” is making another appearance on the San Diego Freeway. Might be a good time to get out of town. And Pali Wine Co. and Amtrak have come up with a pretty nifty package. It’s called the “Train-Crossed Lovers” promotion and includes a discounted train ticket from the Los Angeles area to Santa Barbara. The discount is available at SantaBarbaraCarFree.org…
LOS ANGELES TIMES – February 11, 2014 – see post
…Pali Wine Co. has you covered with a special Valentine offer dubbed “Train Crossed Lovers.” For the upcoming long holiday weekend complete with another I-405 closure, the Santa Barbara tasting room is offering a Valentine’s Day special to anyone who arrives like the folks on Downtown Abbey — by train. Amtrak is getting in on the act with a 20% discount on Pacific Surfliner trains…
NBCLA – January 29, 2014 – see post
…And it involves the rails, which should stoke everyone’s romantic definition of getting out of town. Register at Santa Barbara Car Free and nab 20% reservations on an Amtrak Pacific Surfliner ride into the American Riviera …We do love when the getting to some place — and the getting home — boasts significant savings, and we love when it has an eco-nice theme to it, too…
LOS ANGELES TIMES – January 13, 2008 – See article
From the Harbor to the Mission, The LA Times describes some of Santa Barbara’s top attractions, with a link to Santa Barbara Car Free under “Bike Along the Santa Barbara Coast.”