Tag Archives: Community Traffic Safety Coalition

More bicycle safety education needed

Today’s guest column about bicycle safety is from the Community Traffic Safety Coalition, an organization that advocates for improvements to make all modes of transportation safer. In December, the County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency and the Community Traffic … Continue reading

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Neighbors hog all street parking, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: There is plenty of open parking space on the street where we live. Unfortunately, both next door neighbors have a gazillion cars and squeeze us out of parking in front of our home. We have one … Continue reading

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Capitola resident seeks relief from speeders, loud motorcycles

Dear Street Smarts Q: Several neighbors met with our much respected police chief in Capitola about slowing down motorcycles that fly up the main exit streets of Capitola on weekends, tail pipes blasting ,causing an unbelievable amount of noise at … Continue reading

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Volunteers watch, log cyclist behavior countywide

From May 15- June 15, the Community Traffic Safety Coalition’s members are fanning out to intersections and schools countywide to watch and record the behavior of cyclists. Armed with clipboards and the parameters for conducting the 2014 Bicycle Observation Survey, … Continue reading

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2014 Bicycle Observation Survey begins

Now through June 15, volunteers with the Community Traffic Safety Coalition will fan out at 50 schools and major intersections countywide to watch the riding habits of bicyclists as part of the 2014 Bicycle Observation Survey. Armed with a clipboard and … Continue reading

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Soquel grandma expressed concern for young cycling participants

Dear Street Smarts, Q: This mother of four and grandmother of four is daily appalled at the sight of mothers on bicycles, pulling their tiny passengers in flimsy little carts on busy streets. These children are so vulnerable, one can … Continue reading

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Talking bicycle safety data with the Community Traffic Safety Coalition

Editor’s note: Today’s Street Smarts column was submitted by Theresia Rogerson, health educator for the county health service agency and coordinator of the Community Traffic Safety Coalition. In her piece, Rogerson talks about observed bicyclist habits as well as crash … 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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Bicycle-pedestrian transportation graphic shows low spending on facilities for those road users

What thoughts does this transportation graphic evoke from you? This graphic was forwarded to Street Smarts from the Community Traffic Safety Coalition. It illustrates the high number of bicycle and pedestrian road users — and fatal crashes — while depicting … Continue reading

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Obeying traffic laws will make Santa Cruz County roads safer for cyclists

The Santa Cruz community may have gotten a silver medal on the League of American Bicyclists’ list of Bicycle Friendly Communities, but riding a bike around the county seems to be getting more dangerous, according to statistics from the California … Continue reading

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