Tag Archives: bike path

Rail right of way – Current and future uses

Editor’s note: Today’s Street Smarts column, about the future uses of the rail right of way, was submitted by Karena Pushnik, senior transportation planner with the Regional Transportation Commission for Santa Cruz County. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, … Continue reading

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Reader offers some cycling route advice

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have been following some of the Murray Bridge discussion. I’d like to share the route I take when riding in the Murray Bridge area: My preference is to avoid the bridge. So, I go down … Continue reading

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Two traffic safety groups meet to discuss future projects

The Community Traffic Safety Coalition and its South County Bike & Pedestrian Work Group will both hold meetings Tuesday, Feb. 7 to talk about future projects. Both groups strive to make travel from point A to point B safer for … Continue reading

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Making a right turn amongst bicycles

Dear Street Smarts, Q: When making a right turn onto 17th Avenue from Soquel Avenue, can you please explain how one is to navigate this “T” intersection? The bike path is marked with a solid white line that stops about … Continue reading

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What should be done with $10 million in transportation funding?, RTC asks

If you had $10 million to spend on transportation projects in Santa Cruz County, how would you spend the money? That’s exactly what the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is asking the community. At 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, … Continue reading

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RTC’s new bike/pedestrian hazard report can be filed online

Ramona Turner is on vacation this week but Street Smarts is not. This week’s blogs were written by local transportation-minded agencies. Today’s submission is from Karena Pushnik, a Senior Transportation Planner with the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission. The … Continue reading

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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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King Street needs bike lanes not a bike boulevard, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I think your column is very helpful and I applaud your neutral approach. My question concerns the King Street bike boulevard plan. The city had commissioned and received a comprehensive study and report from Bicycle Solutions, … Continue reading

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A better, more specific way, to share the road

This week, the Street Smarts Blog will feature articles written by guest bloggers from local transportation-related agencies and organizations. Topics include safety information about sidewalks and pedestrian issues from the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportations Commission, “Sharrows” and cycling issues … Continue reading

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RTC releases updated bikeways map

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission has released its new, updated bikeways map. The full color map features bicycle lanes, paths and alternate routes within Santa Cruz County.  It also shows detailed insets of the communities of San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, … Continue reading

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