Category Archives: Felton

Aldridge Lane to be repaired this fall, ‘Give Me 3’ bill becomes law

Dear Street Smarts, Q: In 20 years living on Aldridge Lane in Corralitos, I have watched the berm alongside the road be dragged down by the procession of apple growers who have taken turns farming the small piece of land … Continue reading

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Highway 9 should be one-way with bike lane between Santa Cruz, Felton, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: In view of Highway 9 between Felton and Paradise Park being very narrow and twisty, so many cars from San Lorenzo Valley already use Graham Hill Road, and a safe bike lane is needed up lower … Continue reading

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Wet weather tips for drivers, cyclists ad pedestrians

Rain is in the forecast all weekend long, as well as at least one day next week. Here are some tips to help you get to your destination safety from the California Office of Traffic Safety, with a few additives … Continue reading

Posted in Aptos, bicycle, bicycle education, cell phones, child passenger safety, child seats, children, cycling, driver education, Driver safety, Felton, law enforcement, Office of Traffic Safety, pedestrian education, pedestrian safety, pedestrians, police, Public safety, rain, roads, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Senior drivers, seniors, Soquel, speed, Speed limit, teen drivers, teens, texting, tires, traffic laws, traffic safety, traffic signal, traffic signs, travel, Uncategorized, watsonville, weather | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Street Smarts not quite so fair, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Ramona–you were doing well with this article (“Us vs. them,” Monday, June 25) until you laid all the blame on motorists: ‘Even if it is perceived that “the other guy” is being inconsiderate, try to be … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, bike safety, Capitola, county, cycling, distracted drivers, driver education, Driver safety, Felton, Motorcycles, Office of Traffic Safety, pedestrians, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, share the road, skateboards, traffic laws, traffic signs, transportation, Uncategorized, watsonville | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Us vs. them: Can bicyclists and motorists get along on Santa Cruz County’s roads?

Santa Cruz County touts itself as being laid back and a cycling-friendly mecca. But is it? Every time anything cycling related appears in this column, rage comes out. This past Thursday’s column is a perfect example. Verbal single finger solutes … Continue reading

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The pros and cons of wrong way cycling, according to Street Smarts readers

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Regarding which way a bike should travel: Have you ever been to England where they drive on the opposite side of the road than the U.S.? They paint arrows on the street for pedestrians pointing to … Continue reading

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Mom wants teen drivers to behave on Graham Hill Road

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My name is Leah Rephan. I am writing due to my growing concern about the safety of drivers on Graham Hill Road. This is not regarding the recent construction by any means. My main concern — … Continue reading

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Please inform us of the road closures AMGEN is going to cause, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Sunday’s Sentinel carried ads for the AMGEN event in which you will play a vital part!  That role is to keep the public informed about plans to close roads and restrict access! This year several major … Continue reading

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Felton-Empire Road user sounds off

Dear Street Smarts, I enjoyed the article regarding the dire need to repair Felton-Empire Road. When the powers that be state that there just isn’t enough money, they need to include the fact that, based on the County Report on … Continue reading

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Felton-Empire Grade Road in bad shape, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Felton-Empire Road connects Bonny Doon to Felton, and from there to Scotts Valley, Highway 17, Highway 9, and Graham Hill Road. It is a very important road which serves about 3,000 Bonny Dooners, plus Lockheed, various … Continue reading

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