Category Archives: Capitola Public Works

Improperly placed neighborhood traffic calming signs may be hazardous

Dear Street Smarts, Q: A neighbor on Wesley Street in Capitola had one of those brightly colored plastic turtle signs asking drivers to slow down. It was placed a little farther out in the street than the parked cars. One … Continue reading

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New lane configuration on Brommer at 41st Brommer to stay

Dear Street Smarts, Q: What is the long term intent for turning and through movements eastbound on Brommer Street. at 41st Avenue? Prior to the opening of the hotel on that corner, there was one left turn and/or through lane and … Continue reading

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Left turns from right lane still problematic at EB Clares, 41st, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I go through the intersection of Clares Street and 41st Avenue about three times a week and every time I go through heading toward Wharf Road, someone in front or in back of me turns left … Continue reading

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Easing traffic congestion

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The light for cars making a left on to Eaton Street from 7th Avenue lasts forever – or at least it seems like it. However, the light does not usually turn green for the cars making … Continue reading

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Capitola’s sewer project caught residents off guard, increased traffic

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My family, including young children, lives on Kennedy Drive in Capitola. Not only do we have to put up with big rig trucks using Kennedy Drive all day and all night, but now we are faced … Continue reading

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Left turn from far right lane on Clares onto 41st illegal

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I found it interesting that in your column, Thursday, Oct. 4, nothing was mentioned about the left turn from Clares Street onto 41st Avenue coming from Trader Joe’s. This also changed in July. Now, it’s not … Continue reading

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‘No Right on Red’ rule at Clares needs to go, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: As a Clares Street resident, I’m one of the drivers now suffering from the awful decision to not allow right turns on 41st Avenue from Clares. Now we can’t turn right on red lights and, to … Continue reading

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New changes to Clares aims to improve traffic flow on 41st Ave., city says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I recently noticed a new sign on Clares Street and 41st Avenue that does not allow a right turn on a red light. This is a very busy intersection that is many times blocked by cars … Continue reading

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Reader questions yellow light timing on 41st Ave.

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I would like your help in getting more information about a red light camera situation at 41st Avenue and Clares Street. I got a $489 ticket there recently and when I went for arraignment in traffic … Continue reading

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Cyclist shares her concerns, questions stop light sensors

Dear Street Smarts, A: I have been most interested in your articles about bicycles on the road, thank you for writing them and please keep it up. If bicyclists and motorists are to coexist peacefully, I believe we require an … Continue reading

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