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Speeders should stop killing ducks, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Ducks are being killed on the stretch of East Cliff Drive between 21st Avenue and 23rd Avenue. There are ‘Duck Crossing’ signs in place — donated by Friends of Corcoran Lagoon — but drivers ignore the … Continue reading

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Signal light stops traffic for nonexistent cars, pedestrians, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have noticed, on many occasions, that both traffic lights turn red on westbound Soquel Drive toward Santa Cruz at Cabrillo College will turn red when there are no cars nor pedestrians to trigger them. The … Continue reading

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Using the East Cliff Drive bike path

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The portion of East Cliff Drive, from the new Pleasure Point Park eastward has a designated bike lane striped and marked one way east. Why wasn’t it stripped for two way bike riding as was Beach … Continue reading

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Well-meaning sign puts cyclists in danger, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: While driving last Wednesday down High Street from Bay near Peace United Church at 900 High Street, I nearly had a collision with a bike rider who had to swerve out into the street to avoid … Continue reading

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Education, courtesy key to ‘Three Feet for Safety Act’

Editor’s note: Today’s Street Smarts comes from Amelia Conlen, Director of People Power of Santa Cruz County, a nonprofit that promotes bicycling in Santa Cruz County through advocacy, education and community building. Many people who ride bikes know the frightening … Continue reading

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$6.5 million sewer replacement project begins Monday in Live Oak

Dear Street Smarts, Q: When should we expect to get our sewage lines fixed here in Live Oak on 17th Avenue? Franco Barni, via Facebook A: Starting Monday, June 16 through April of next year, crews with K.J. Woods Construction, … Continue reading

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B40 Drive repairs coming this summer

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Would you mind poking around with county public works on the long-delayed reconstruction of Branciforte Drive by Delaveaga Park? The landslide there took out the southbound lane three years ago and the metering light for one … Continue reading

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Summer resurfacing project planned for Mt. Hermon

Dear Street Smarts, Q: There was a big deal about work to be done on Mount Hermon Road. The county came out and did some patching and that was it, so far. Some of the patches are already losing the … Continue reading

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26th Ave. to wait for improvements

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We just moved to a house on 26th Avenue between East Cliff and Portola drives and have been noticing how dicey the situation is among pedestrians, bikers, surfers, and speeding cars and heavy county trucks — … Continue reading

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Aptos Village Plan to add pedestrian safety improvements

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live off of Lori Lane across from the Post Office in Aptos Village. I am writing to you because I am concerned about the significant safety hazards on Trout Gulch Road at this location. There … Continue reading

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