Tag Archives: bike paths

Hwy 1 auxiliary lanes project involves more than freeway construction

Recently, Street Smarts updated the progress being made during the Highway 1 auxiliary lanes project. While gathering information on the congestion relief project, I learned it has helped ease traffic around schools affected by the project. Below is my interview … Continue reading

Posted in bicycle, Bicycling, bike lanes, bike path, children, commute, congestion, county, crosswalks, cycling, Ecology Action, environment, Highway 1, paths, Paving, pedestrians, Safe Routes to School, Santa Cruz, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network workshops this week

Have an interest in the path(s) the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network is going to take as it snakes through Santa Cruz County? The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission this week is hosting public workshops around the county … Continue reading

Posted in bicycle, bike path, Driving impaired, DUI, Motorcycles, NHTSA, pedestrians, Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RTC hosts workshops regarding Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network

This month, the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission will host public workshops around the county to discuss the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network. Specifically, the agency wants the community’s help in planning the bicycle/pedestrian trail network, as well … Continue reading

Posted in bicycle, Bicycling, bike path, pedestrians, Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Learn more about the proposed scenic trail on Community TV

Learn more about the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network project this month on Community Television. The RTC’s fifth offering of it’s Transportation Café television program is providing an overview of the planning process … Continue reading

Posted in bicycle, bike path, bike safety, commute, pedestrians, Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Organization seeks more non-motorist advocates on Caltrans committee

The California Bicycle Coalition is urging folks who have an interest in cycling, public transit and pedestrian issues to write a letter to their state representatives in favor of adding cycling advocates to a Caltrans advisory committee. “The California Traffic … Continue reading

Posted in bicycle, bike lanes, bike path, Caltrans, crosswalks, pedestrians, public transportation, share the road, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tracking bicycle commute helps transportation planners improve cycling on Central Coast

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments is calling on bicycle commuters to tell transportation planners how to make the tri-county region  — of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties — a better place for cycling, whether its via … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, bike path, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Cyclists take Street Smarts to task on bike laws

Street Smarts has been ticking off some members of the cycling community with recent publications of traffic laws related to helping bicyclists and motorists better coexist on the road. Here are some of the topics the cycling advocates and educators … Continue reading

Posted in bicycle, bicycle education, bike lanes, bike path, bike safety, California Driver Handbook, California Vehicle Code, crosswalks, DMV, driver education, Driver safety, law enforcement, pedestrians, potholes, Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, sidewalks, traffic laws | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Street Smarts’ bike rules incorrect, incomplete, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Reading your column on 4/26/10 in the Sentinel, I saw a common mistake: you advise cyclists to ride ‘as far as possible to the right.’ Let me clarify the law and the practice of safe riding … Continue reading

Posted in bicycle, bicycle education, Bicycling, bike lanes, bike path, bike safety, Driver safety, Public safety, traffic hazards, traffic laws, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Bicycling, bike path, bike safety, California Vehicle Code, Caltrans, CHP, consumer affairs, distracted drivers, driver education, Driver safety, inattentive drivers, Public safety, Rude/Unsafe Drivers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bicycles allowed on Highway 17?

I was driving southbound Highway 17 one day last week when I saw two bicyclists heading northbound on the highway, just north of Vine Hill Road. “What’s going on here? Bicycles aren’t allowed on Highway 17,” I thought. “That’s illegal.” … Continue reading

Posted in Amgen Tour, Bicycling, bike path, Caltrans, CHP, Highway 1, Highway 17, paths, pedestrians, Public safety, Special events, traffic hazards | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment