Tag Archives: crosswalk

Addressing pedestrian, holiday travel safety

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am wondering if you can help bring attention to an intersection without a stoplight that needs a signal for pedestrians. It is the crosswalk that crosses Water Street at Seabright Avenue. This crosswalk gets a … Continue reading

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Reader seeks school zone patrols by law enforcement

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I would like to know the protocol in having CHP presence at my children’s elementary school during the commute hours in the morning? Almost every week this school year there, is a CHP motorcycle unit in … Continue reading

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BADGES campaign to address traffic concerns in Capitola

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Regarding your recent column about Bay Avenue at Hill Street and Capitola Avenue, I truly do understand the lack of funding problems in order to fix what are two dangerous intersections. There is also the Bay … Continue reading

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Dealing with school zone traffic scofflaws

In recent weeks, Street Smarts received two emails from adults concerned about the things they see drivers do around schools during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. While playing child chauffeur last month to help out a friend, Kelly Newman was … Continue reading

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Crosswalk painting to occur when weather dries, warms up

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The crosswalk at Portola Drive and 26th Avenue is not visible to many drivers approaching from the west from Corcoran Lagoon, and there is no signage. This is due to the uphill grade. I’ve experienced this … Continue reading

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Reader offers school zone etiquette observations

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Interesting to read your column about the crosswalk at Soquel School on Porter Street (3/12/12). That is one bad area for traffic when school is starting or letting out. The traffic lights at the intersections before … Continue reading

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Teaching kids, parents about traffic safety around schools

Calling all parent, kids and schools interested in learning more about traffic safety around school and town. Kithy Chavez, of the county health services agency’s Ride n’ Stride Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program, travels to campuses across the county teaching … Continue reading

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Reader adds to concern of drivers not stopping for the blind, other pedestrians

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Your info (Monday, Jan. 9, 2012) on the law regarding drivers yielding to sight impaired folks with the white cane was good but unfortunately stopped short of one other thing that could happen in such situations. … Continue reading

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Pedestrian safety tips for mobility scooter users

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I follow your informative column every Monday in the Sentinel and enjoy it very much. I do have a question for you: I am a disabled senior woman who rides on a battery operated four wheel … Continue reading

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Cyclist shares crash survival story

Stop signs mean stop, so stop. When other vehicles on the road are stopped at an intersection or crosswalk for seemingly no reason, slow down and make sure they haven’t stopped for a pedestrian crossing the road. Those are just … Continue reading

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