Category Archives: detour

Well-meaning sign puts cyclists in danger, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: While driving last Wednesday down High Street from Bay near Peace United Church at 900 High Street, I nearly had a collision with a bike rider who had to swerve out into the street to avoid … Continue reading

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Traffic cameras being installed on Hwy 1; Wharf to Wharf foot race closes Hwy 1 ramp

Traffic camera installations begin Monday night along a six mile stretch of Highway from Freedom Boulevard in Aptos to Soquel Drive in Santa Cruz.¬†Caltrans is paying Bear Electrical Solutions, of Alviso, $366,000 to install the traffic cameras. The project begins … Continue reading

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Talking traffic to DeLaveaga school, commute solutions

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was interested to read your Street Smarts column about how school traffic has been affected by the La Fonda overpass construction. Ms. Speiser may be accurate in her efforts to help ease traffic by encouraging … Continue reading

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Reader bashes lack of road Amgen Tour road closure specifics

Dear Street Smarts, Q: (Last Thursday’s Street Smarts) column on the Amgen event was absurd! It emphasized that there will be a nightmare for motorist but offers not enough specifics for people to work around it. The Amgen web site … Continue reading

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Salinas Road to open soon to Highway 1 traffic

Come Thursday, Sept. 1, drivers on¬† Highway 1 will be able to access Salinas Road. Earlier this month, Caltrans closed Salinas Road to traffic from both directions of the highway as part of the $30 million safety improvement project going … Continue reading

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