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Scenic trail network final master plan released

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trial Network project’s final master plan is available for the public’s perusal. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission has released the document that defines the proposed bicycle and pedestrian trail adjacent to the Santa … Continue reading

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Readers say ‘thank you’ to Street Smarts

Thank you to those of you who wrote in to respond to last Thursday’s column encouraging all road users to obey trafic laws, including new ones aimed at protecting people who work or ride a bicycle along the roadside. Here … Continue reading

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Bike summit seeks presenters, workshops, networking bike ride events

The California Bicycle Coalition is seeking presentations, volunteers and sponsors for its 2013 bike summit in Oakland Nov. 7-10. The event’s theme is “Mainstreaming the Bike in California Culture.” It’s goal is to bring together Golden state residents as well … Continue reading

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Cycling uphill at East Cliff, Murray thought from reader

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The response to how a bicyclist should negotiate the hill up East Cliff onto Murray has bothered me since reading it months ago. Basically, we cyclists are to get off our bikes and walk up the … Continue reading

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Shuttle service takes bikes to the top of Nisene Marks

Cyclists who lack to stamina to make it to the top of the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park can call a shuttle. Shuttle Smith Adventures is hoisting bike riders to the top and Demonstration Forest if those cyclists decide … Continue reading

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Talking traffic to DeLaveaga school, commute solutions

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was interested to read your Street Smarts column about how school traffic has been affected by the La Fonda overpass construction. Ms. Speiser may be accurate in her efforts to help ease traffic by encouraging … 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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Fixing congestion: Getting gridlock out of Santa Cruz

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Let’s turn our attention to the ungodly problem of traffic congestion and who can help in this area. There is the major problem of people turning left off Ocean onto Broadway, especially during the commute hour. … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed to count, observe cyclists and pedestrians this month

The movements of pedestrians and cyclist will be watched closely this month. The Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission and the Community Traffic Safety Coalition are joining forces to host the Bicycle Observation Survey 2012 and Santa Cruz County Bicycle and … Continue reading

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Bike Traffic School offered this Wednesday

A sure sign winter is coming is that the days are getting shorter. This presents challenges to cyclists, who must display proper lighting and reflective gear when they hit the road after dark to make sure they are visible to … Continue reading

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