Tag Archives: disabled

Parking remains free for disabled placard, license plate holders

Dear Street Smarts, Q: With all the talk of parking meter rate increases in Santa Cruz, how will this effect those with handicap parking placards or plates? Have not seen that mentioned in any of the Sentinel articles. Thanks, Jack … Continue reading

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Disabled park for free at meters, not in pay parking lots

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Last Thursday’s EV article had a misstatement. Placarded vehicles do not receive free parking in city parking lots. Some cities allow this, but not Santa Cruz! Just go to Walnut Street or any other city-owned lot. You’ll see … Continue reading

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RTC hosts ‘Smoother, Safer Streets Workshop’ July Thursday

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission invites the public to attend a Smoother, Safer Streets Workshop 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 12 in its conference room at 1523 Pacific Ave. The workshop will discuss a proposed ballot measure that would … Continue reading

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Addressing parking problems in two Santa Cruz neighborhoods

Dear Street Smarts, Q: An ongoing issue on our Chico Avenue neighborhood street is cars parking facing traffic. For example a car heading south will park on the northbound side while still facing south. I know it is done for … 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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Grant available for transportation agencies that provide services for seniors, disabled

Local transportation agencies that provide rides to seniors and the disabled can now apply for a grant from Caltrans. The state agency has $25 million from the Federal Transit Administration to offer grants that aim to help get people with … Continue reading

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Making sidewalks pedestrian-friendly

When the Regional Transportation Commission’s Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee meets Tuesday, April 13, it will discuss a plan to make the county’s sidewalks safe for all pedestrians. Developed by the committee’s Pedestrian Safety Work Group, the plan calls … Continue reading

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Reader discusses disabled placard law

     Q I would like to add to Bob Popewell’s (Monday, May 25 blog post) suggestion: tow, ticket, hand cuff and book these violators. I suggest you ask either the parking officers in Capitola or Santa Cruz about the violators … Continue reading

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