Tag Archives: holiday travel

EV chargers getting damaged by users, replacement pending

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am noticing the EV chargers in downtown Santa Cruz are slowly disappearing. One by one, they are breaking and not being repaired. I drive an EV and one of the major incentives was free charging … Continue reading

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Addressing pedestrian, holiday travel safety

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am wondering if you can help bring attention to an intersection without a stoplight that needs a signal for pedestrians. It is the crosswalk that crosses Water Street at Seabright Avenue. This crosswalk gets a … Continue reading

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Staying alive on the roads while cycling after dark, traveling this holiday season

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Once again, please inform the bike riding public about safe biking in the dark. The night before last, I was driving on Mission Street toward Bay Street. The street was busy and full of slow moving … Continue reading

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Nearly 4 miilion people to travel this three-day holiday weekend, AAA says

Are you going somewhere this Labor Day holiday weekend? If yes, so are 3.9 million other Californians, according to AAA Northern California. That’s a six percent increase over last year, the nonprofit reported. ‚ÄúThis resurgence of travel is partly due … Continue reading

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Of 11.7 million holiday travelers, 10 million to drive, AAA says

AAA predicts about 11.7 million Californians plan to travel during this holiday season. That’s a 1.8 percent jump over last year. Of the predicted holiday travelers, 10 million will drive, an increase of 1.4 percent from 2011, AAA reported. If … Continue reading

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Have a safe holiday weekend, says Street Smarts

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Street Smarts will return Monday, Nov. 30.

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