Category Archives: bike path

Public works staffers earn kudos from cyclist

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I want to give my ‘high 5,’ ‘thumbs up, ‘+1,’ and ‘Likes’ to Graham Jones and Cheryl Schmitt of the City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department. Cheryl is the Transportation Coordinator. I sent an email … Continue reading

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2014 Bicycle Observation Survey begins

Now through June 15, volunteers with the Community Traffic Safety Coalition will fan out at 50 schools and major intersections countywide to watch the riding habits of bicyclists as part of the 2014 Bicycle Observation Survey. Armed with a clipboard and … Continue reading

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Hwy 1 closed for funeral procession for fallen first responder

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Could you possibly determine the reason that Highway 1 southbound was closed about noon on Tuesday, April 22? The CHP was blocking the on-ramps at 41st Avenue, Soquel Avenue and possibly more. There were 15-20 CHP … Continue reading

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Regional Transportation Plan public comment taken Thursday

Public comment will be taken Thursday about the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Regional Transportation Plan during the commission’s meeting 9 a.m. Thursday, May 1 in the Capitola City Council Chamber, 420 Capitola Ave. Supporters of the Facebook Group, … Continue reading

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Can the MB Sanctuary Scenic Trail Master Plan be changed ‘willy-nilly’?, asks reader

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I thought the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission had held a series of workshops throughout the county, complete with contracted facilitators and display ads in this newspaper, to gather input from the public to then … Continue reading

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26th Ave. to wait for improvements

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We just moved to a house on 26th Avenue between East Cliff and Portola drives and have been noticing how dicey the situation is among pedestrians, bikers, surfers, and speeding cars and heavy county trucks — … Continue reading

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California By Bike Summit coming Nov. 7-10

Tickets are still available for the upcoming California By Bike Summit Nov. 7-10 in Oakland. Among the events offerings are two parties and 35 sessions led by cycling advocates locally and nationally. For information, check out calbike.org and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/443894.

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Tracking cyclists trips to improve the experience, facilities in the Monterey Bay region

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments is giving cyclists a place to help local governments understand their needs and plan for better bicycle facilities. The Marina-based agency has launched CycleTracksMonterey.org, an interactive Google Map that aims to build upon … Continue reading

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People Power rolls out new ‘Sustainable Transportation Awards’

At its annual fundraising dinner Sunday, Oct. 6, People Power will honor people who have spent the past year working toward advancing sustainable transportation projects around the count. The nominations fall into two categories — local government and community program … Continue reading

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Used car lot a danger to cyclists, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The used car lot at the corner of North Branciforte Avenue and Water Street has no off-street parking, which frequently makes it unsafe for bicyclists, forcing them to ride into traffic at a very busy corner. The … Continue reading

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