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San Luis Obispo County roadways are getting a big chunk of money for improvements, more than a quarter of a billion dollars' worth.

Santa Barbara is getting an award from the state of California totaling more than 8.6-million dollars to increase walking and biking in the city.

The money comes from the California Transportation Commission and it amounts to the most per-capita of any other jurisdiction for Active Transportation Funds, according to the city transportation planner Rob Dayton.

The State of California has a number of goals listed for the award, including a improved public health, reductions in greenhouse gasses, and increased options for minority and low-income communities.