Tag Archives: Bicycling

Bike to Work Day Community Ride in Watsonville

The Watsonville Brown Berets Bike Shack will be the meeting place for a Bike to Work Day Community Ride. The event, one of many taking part on Ecology Action’s 13th annual Bike to Work/School Day, will occur between 4-7 p.m. … Continue reading

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Seasonal Tips for Cycling

Today’s Street Smarts blog about cycling safety in all types of weather was written by Piet Canin of Ecology Action and Theresia Rogerson, county Health Service Agency staffer to the Community Traffic safety Coalition. In Santa Cruz we are lucky … Continue reading

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Push up that pant leg, Bike to Work and School Day is coming

Hang up your car keys and dust off your bicycle, Bike to Work and School Day is next Thursday. The Oct. 7 event will be the 12th annual offering by Ecology Action, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable living. “The … Continue reading

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Why the Coastal Commission is holding the cards over Arana

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Why does the Coastal Commission believe it has jurisdiction (over the Arana Gulch Master Plan)? The proposed path is more than the statutory distance of 100 feet from the ocean or one of its lagoons? Gene … Continue reading

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Reducing your carbon footprint

Guilty. That was the verdict six impartial jury members, which included County Supervisor Mark Stone and cycling activist Charlie Dixon, rendered Saturday against the automobile and its crimes against humanity and the Earth. As part of International Day of Climate … Continue reading

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Cyclist shares horror stories on the road, another questions travel routes

Dear Street Smarts, Q: As a cyclist, I willingly take on the task of trying to anticipate each car driver’s every move. After being hit by cars and having innumerable close calls with car doors, I have learned that I … Continue reading

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Cycling expert questions Street Smarts on hands-free cell phone law

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Your recent publication that bicycles are not subject to cell phone laws is incorrect. California Vehicle Code section 21200 states that ‘Every person riding a bicycle upon a highway has all the rights and is subject … Continue reading

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Bicyclists not subject to cell phone hands-free law

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My husband and I debated about which ‘rules of the road’ apply to bicycles, since bicycles are considered vehicles. We saw a bicyclist wobbling down the road as he was using his cell phone. We thought … Continue reading

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Fixing wacky signal lights; giving cyclists the right of way, readers want to know

Dear Street Smarts, Q What’s up with the signal light along 7th Avenue at Soquel Avenue? I go to work at 5 a.m. each day and the light holds in the red for a very long time. Sometimes I have … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz brains behind the BikeGlow bike light on the move

In January, Street Smarts introduced readers to Chris Cobb, Ken Nowak and Evrett Kramer, the three avid Santa Cruz bicyclists who created the BikeGlow bike light. The BikeGlow is unique from other bike lights on the market in that it’s … Continue reading

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