Tag Archives: Community Traffic Safety Coalition

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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Reader points out pedestrian safety issues at Soquel Dr. and Dover/Mattison intersections

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Just for the record, Annie Tokarz (Jan. 23 Street Smarts) is certainly not the only one to notice the problem with the lights by the Silver Spur on Soquel Drive! In fact, I believe I wrote … Continue reading

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Reader questions law in regard to youths and bicycle helmets

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Could you clear up some confusion for my family? I thought there was a law that children under 18 must wear a helmet while riding a bike but I constantly see kids riding without one. If … Continue reading

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Trash can sticker aims to slow motorists down

The Community Traffic Safety Coalition has rolled out new traffic calming stickers to be affixed to trash cans. “In an effort to increase bicycle and pedestrian safety on residential streets, the Community  Traffic Safety Coalition developed a sticker to be … Continue reading

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Cyclist calls on other riders, motorists to follow the rules of the road

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’ll start off by saying most bike riders in this town are irresponsible and as a daily bike commuter, I would like to see more enforcement on the wrong-way, red-light running, and generally careless bike riders … Continue reading

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Pedestrian habits in Capitola need to be studied, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I read the item (last Monday)about the surveys to be done Aug. 22 – Sept. 26. I hope Capitola Village is one of the 21 locations. We had a bizarre pedestrian death here July 5 and … Continue reading

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Hwy 1/Salinas Road Project back on track

The safety project that involves building a fly over ramp from Highway 1 to Salinas Road is back on track. Work resumed Aug. 2 after a brief delay that allowed utility companies to relocate their infrastructure. Now, construction workers will … Continue reading

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Local street friendly PSA running at Watsonville movie house

Movie-goers in South County have been watching a new public service announcement from the Community Traffic Safety Coalition’s South County Bike and Pedestrian Work Group. The PSA running at Green Valley Cinemas, at 1125 So. Green Valley Road, aims to … Continue reading

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Safe on State Route-129 Corridor on hold, CHP says

Anyone who has ever had their bank put a hold on their account and not allow them to touch the money in it should be able to identify with a dilemma faced by the California Highway Patrol’s Aptos office. In … Continue reading

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‘Seat Check Saturday’ Highlights Child Passenger Safety Week

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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