Tag Archives: crosswalks

Cyclist’s letter, cycling safety concerns draw reader reaction

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Jim Langley, a cyclist, responded to (Monday, June 24’s) column that the gentleman in the wheelchair was at fault. (Langley) was not there, but I was, and I know what I saw. First, I am not … Continue reading

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‘Half-way’ sidewalk needs to be filled in, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: On the west side of Soquel Drive, between Rodeo Gulch and Research Park Drive, the sidewalk only goes half-way! The bank goes all the way into the street and you cannot even walk on the dirt. … Continue reading

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Crosswalks 101

Today’s Street Smarts blog about crosswalks and pedestrian safety was written by Debbie Bulger of Mission Pedestrian and Sarah Harmon, staff to the South County Bike and Pedestrian Work Group. How much do you know about crosswalks? Would you recognize one … Continue reading

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Cyclists are responsible for pedestrian safety, as well, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I just read the pedestrian safety column (in Monday, Nov. 1 Street Smarts) and wanted to say that bicyclists also have to follow these same guidelines. I’ve seen it happen — bike riders don’t bother stopping at … Continue reading

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Former CHP officer comments on pedestrian crossing protocol

On Monday, Street Smarts printed a letter from a reader who wanted advice on the proper way for pedestrians to cross the road. The response came from Debbie Bulger of Mission Pedestrian, who suggested pedestrians always use crosswalks as they … Continue reading

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The proper way to walk across the street

Dear Street Smarts, Q: What is the proper way to cross the street? I have been crossing the street on my own since I was a young girl and I never have any problems. Yet, I see grown adults who … Continue reading

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Drivers must look left and right before pulling out into an intersection, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I would like to remind drivers to look both ways before making a right hand turn, never ‘assume’ that there isn’t a pedestrian or vehicle on their left. I was in the crosswalk, mid-point of Soquel Avenue at … Continue reading

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Cyclists take Street Smarts to task on bike laws

Street Smarts has been ticking off some members of the cycling community with recent publications of traffic laws related to helping bicyclists and motorists better coexist on the road. Here are some of the topics the cycling advocates and educators … Continue reading

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Drivers, cyclists must stop for stop signs, red lights unless…

Q: I have continually seen a really dangerous driving behavior in this city and wondered if people actually know the law. Aren’t you supposed to come to a complete stop at a corner and turn right only if you can … Continue reading

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Chirping pedestrian crossing indicator keeps Soquel Village residents up at night

Q: I was very excited when I saw the question about the light at 7th and Soquel avenues because it reminded me that I needed to ask someone about the light at the corner of Daubenbiss Avenue and Soquel Drive. … Continue reading

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