Tag Archives: bike safety

Today is Bike to Work/School Day

Today is Bike to Work/School Day. Ecology Action’s 13th annual fall event includes breakfast sites countywide. Breakfast will be served from 6:30-9:30 a.m. In Watsonville, a community ride will commence at 4:30 p.m. at the Bike Shack. This event aims … 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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Bike Traffic School this weekend

Cyclists can learn how to be a knowledgeable, lawful, and confident bicycle rider at Bike Traffic School Saturday, Oct. 8. The two-hour class costs $35 and runs from 10 a.m. to noon. It’s open to cyclists who have been cited … Continue reading

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Cyclists must stop at crosswalks for pedestrians

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Are bicyclists required to stop at crosswalks to allow pedestrians to cross? Bethany Kientzel, via email A: The answer is yes. Bicyclists are considered vehicles by the California Vehicle Code and must follow the same laws. … Continue reading

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Street Smarts sits side saddle during CHP ride along

Last Thursday, I spent the afternoon riding in the passenger seat of a CHP patrol car with Officer Sarah Jackson, the Aptos office’s spokeswoman. Each time I participate in these outings, I never know what we’ll come across but I … Continue reading

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Ecology Action posts cycling education videos on YouTube

Local sustainable living group Ecology Action has posted on YouTube a couple videos aimed at educating the motoring and cycling public about the proper way to make left turns and travel on tight roadways with no bike lanes. Check them … Continue reading

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Bike Traffic School this weekend

Santa Cruz County’s monthly Bike Traffic School is gearing up for it’s latest offering this Saturday, Aug. 6. Form 10 a.m. to noon, cyclists will learn to safely navigate local streets, becoming confident and competent bicycle riders. The class is … Continue reading

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Seeing the road from cyclists’ eyes

Below is a video from cyclists aimed at teaching drivers about the hazards bicycle riders face on the road and how drivers can avoid becoming one of those hazards. The link to “Rules of the Road: Advice for Drivers” was … Continue reading

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Bike Traffic School offered Wednesday

Want to hone your cycling knowledge and skills? Santa Cruz County’s Bike Traffic School program is offering it’s latest cycling smart class Wednesday, July 6. From 6-8 p.m., participants will learn the rules of the road as they pertain to … Continue reading

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Brainstorming bike safety options on Soquel Drive at Highway 17

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I ride my bike to work 3-4 days a week when it’s not raining. I come down the frontage road from Chanticleer and come around the curve just after the southbound offramp. At least half of … Continue reading

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