Tag Archives: Ecology Action

Capitola resident seeks relief from speeders, loud motorcycles

Dear Street Smarts Q: Several neighbors met with our much respected police chief in Capitola about slowing down motorcycles that fly up the main exit streets of Capitola on weekends, tail pipes blasting ,causing an unbelievable amount of noise at … Continue reading

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Ecology Action launches monthly Bike/Walk to School Day

Seven school across the county will begin a monthly Bike/Walk to School Day program thanks to Ecology Action, which runs the twice annual Bike to Work/School Day activities. While the program is being launched Thursday, Nov. 14, the event is … Continue reading

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Creating safer, greener modes of transportation for students

Editor’s note: Today’s Street Smarts column comes from Jeanne LePage, a Senior Program Specialist with the Transportation group at Ecology Action. She manages the Safe Routes to School encouragement program. Email her at jlepage@ecoact.org. School morning and afternoon pickups are … Continue reading

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More than 6K people participate in Bike to Work Day

The chilly morning air didn’t keep more than 6,000 school kids and community members rom riding their bicycles to school and work during Thursday’s Bike to Work event organized by Ecology Action. The cyclists logged in at one of 16 … Continue reading

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Celebrating a year with an EV

Last July, Cheryl Schmitt bought her first electric vehicle and she wouldn’t trade it for everything. Today, she shares some of her insights about owning her Th!nk City EV. Editor’s note: Today’s Street Smarts column is from Cheryl Schmitt, transportation … Continue reading

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Hwy 1 auxiliary lanes project update, electric vehicles workshop

Concrete will be poured on the top deck of the new La Fonda Bridge beginning at 7 a.m. today. The mixing trucks will begin pouring on the ocean side of La Fonda but will not need to work from the … Continue reading

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Electric rental cars now available at Hertz

Folks who need a rental car that uses zero gasoline can turn to Hertz Rental, at 132 Center St. in Santa Cruz. Ecology Action has been working with local car rental centers to add plug-in electric vehicles to their fleets. … Continue reading

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Dump the Pump, ride the bus Thursday, you never know, you may like it

Thursday is Dump the Pump Day, a day commuters are asked to leave their personal vehicle at home and take public transit. Started in 2006 when gas prices were hovering around $3 per gallon, Dump the Pump Day tried to … Continue reading

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Bike to Work Day breakfast sites offer more than food

Thursday is Bike to Work Day and several businesses are offering breakfast and more to people who leave their automobiles at home and ride their bicycle to work. Below are the places offering cyclists perks, courtesy of Ecology Action, the … Continue reading

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Bike to Work Week May 4-12

Ecology Action is celebrating 25 years of Bike to Work Day and a week’s worth of activities are planned. The celebration ends just as the Amgen Tour of California hits the road. The riders will land in Santa Cruz County … Continue reading

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