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RTC hosts public hearing for proposed road repair, safe routes to school ballot measure

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing 9:30 a.m Thursday, Aug. 2 to gather public input on a proposal to ask voters to help repair local roads and create safe routes to school. The commission … Continue reading

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RTC applies for grant to improve pedestrian access countywide

The staff at the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission are working hard to meet the deadline for a Caltrans Environmental Justice grant. Earlier this month, the commission accepted the Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee Pedestrian Work Group’s Safe … Continue reading

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Fix coming to Ocean St. Ext. at Felker

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Please take a look at the road surface at the intersection of Felker Street and Ocean Street Extension. Approaching Denny’s from Graham Hill Road, is a nasty piece of roadway that has been that way for … Continue reading

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Mobility scooter user seeks safe riding advice

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I recently received a power scooter and would like to know if there regulations or information about use on the streets and/or sidewalks. It is a power scooter for the elderly and/or disabled. I am 94 … Continue reading

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Street is often safer for mobility scooters than sidewalks, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I read with interest your advice to the Live Oak woman who uses a motorized scooter for mobility (10/31/11). Your expert advised her, quite sensibly, to stay on the sidewalk whenever possible. That is well and … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz cyclist responds to reader’s call for manners among bike riders

Dear Street Smarts, Regarding today’s column, I’m sure the letter writer saw something that bothered her, but I would be willing to bet the cyclists’ side of the story is very different than what the witness thinks happened. For example, … Continue reading

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What happened to the handicapped parking at Seacliff State Beach?, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I read with interest the many informative handicap parking Q & A’s. Seacliff State Beach has eliminated the three or four handicapped spaces that were on the right side of the entrance under the eucalyptus trees. … Continue reading

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Parking in the CVS/Trader Joe’s lot means a big tow bill, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I had my car towed last Saturday night from the parking lot behind Trader Joe’s and CVS. I was parked on the Front Street side in the last row by the street. It cost me $391.48 … Continue reading

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Street Smarts deserves kudos, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thank you for your tactful answer to Dan Bronson. Let me please add that we who chauffeur disabled persons have challenges that others don’t recognize Getting the disabled person out of the car is often a … Continue reading

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Parking placard rules need clarification, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: In your March 7 article on disabled parking someone seems to be misinformed. Could it be the city parking program manager? Several police officers have told me placards are specifically only for the disabled person to … Continue reading

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