Tag Archives: cycling

Tracking cyclists trips to improve the experience, facilities in the Monterey Bay region

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments is giving cyclists a place to help local governments understand their needs and plan for better bicycle facilities. The Marina-based agency has launched CycleTracksMonterey.org, an interactive Google Map that aims to build upon … Continue reading

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Aldridge Lane to be repaired this fall, ‘Give Me 3’ bill becomes law

Dear Street Smarts, Q: In 20 years living on Aldridge Lane in Corralitos, I have watched the berm alongside the road be dragged down by the procession of apple growers who have taken turns farming the small piece of land … Continue reading

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Used car lot a danger to cyclists, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The used car lot at the corner of North Branciforte Avenue and Water Street has no off-street parking, which frequently makes it unsafe for bicyclists, forcing them to ride into traffic at a very busy corner. The … Continue reading

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Back to school commuting tips

It’s back to school season. That means more traffic and a longer commute to work. It also means more kids on the road in their parents cars, on foot, bikes, skateboards, etc. going to and from school. Street Smarts solicited … Continue reading

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Left turns from right lane still problematic at EB Clares, 41st, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I go through the intersection of Clares Street and 41st Avenue about three times a week and every time I go through heading toward Wharf Road, someone in front or in back of me turns left … Continue reading

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Cycling uphill at East Cliff, Murray thought from reader

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The response to how a bicyclist should negotiate the hill up East Cliff onto Murray has bothered me since reading it months ago. Basically, we cyclists are to get off our bikes and walk up the … Continue reading

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Cycling advice for riding up Murray Street hill

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am writing to you on behalf of my father, who doesn’t use a computer. He does a Sunday bicycle ride around the Yacht Harbor, along the San Lorenzo River, to the Tannery and back to … Continue reading

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Wet weather tips for drivers, cyclists ad pedestrians

Rain is in the forecast all weekend long, as well as at least one day next week. Here are some tips to help you get to your destination safety from the California Office of Traffic Safety, with a few additives … Continue reading

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Regional Transportation Plan survey results released

More than 260 people completed a 2014 Regional Transportation Plan survey made available online by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission. The results of the survey will be given to local jurisdictions, which will be charged with implementing project … Continue reading

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Free bike racks through the RTC

Businesses, schools and organizations that would like to install bike parking facilities can contact the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Bikes Secure parking subsidy program about the possibility of getting free bike parking. The program has a limited number … Continue reading

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