Category Archives: disabled access

What happened to the handicapped parking at Seacliff State Beach?, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I read with interest the many informative handicap parking Q & A’s. Seacliff State Beach has eliminated the three or four handicapped spaces that were on the right side of the entrance under the eucalyptus trees. … Continue reading

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Parking in the CVS/Trader Joe’s lot means a big tow bill, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I had my car towed last Saturday night from the parking lot behind Trader Joe’s and CVS. I was parked on the Front Street side in the last row by the street. It cost me $391.48 … Continue reading

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Street Smarts deserves kudos, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thank you for your tactful answer to Dan Bronson. Let me please add that we who chauffeur disabled persons have challenges that others don’t recognize Getting the disabled person out of the car is often a … Continue reading

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Parking placard rules need clarification, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: In your March 7 article on disabled parking someone seems to be misinformed. Could it be the city parking program manager? Several police officers have told me placards are specifically only for the disabled person to … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz needs Capitola’s parking enforcement officers, reader suggests

On Monday, Street Smarts printed a letter from a disabled driver who complained about able-bodied motorists parking in spots reserved for people with disabilities in front of the main post office in Santa Cruz. Below is a letter from a … Continue reading

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Reader questions disabled parking enforcement at Santa Cruz post office

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have to go to the main post office six days a week and there are only two disabled spaces there. Since all the other spaces are usually filled, I have to wait for one, most … Continue reading

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Grant available for transportation agencies that provide services for seniors, disabled

Local transportation agencies that provide rides to seniors and the disabled can now apply for a grant from Caltrans. The state agency has $25 million from the Federal Transit Administration to offer grants that aim to help get people with … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz’s upcoming road projects for 2011

The city of Santa Cruz has a few projects on tap for 2011. Below is a summary of seven of them, courtesy Chris Schneiter of the public works department: Pacific Avenue/Center Street Roundabout – The city’s largest project currently under … Continue reading

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Making sidewalks pedestrian-friendly

When the Regional Transportation Commission’s Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee meets Tuesday, April 13, it will discuss a plan to make the county’s sidewalks safe for all pedestrians. Developed by the committee’s Pedestrian Safety Work Group, the plan calls … Continue reading

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Arana Gulch project on hold, city regroups

The Arana Gulch Master Plan is on hold, but it may not dead. On Thursday, the California Coastal Commission agreed to grant the city of Santa Cruz a continuance in order to give it time to research alternatives to the … Continue reading

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