Tag Archives: Intersection

Can’t install stop sign, yank it without studying the potential impact, city says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I agree with Niels Sundermeyer’s letter [April 20] about this intersection and its impact on River and Water streets. What I don’t understand is why there needs to be a special consultant and three months of … Continue reading

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Drivers rarely yield for pedestrians at driveways, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My husband and I are daily pedestrians, walking two to five miles, for errands about town. We travel from Live Oak to downtown frequently on either Soquel Avenue or Water Street. These roadways have a lot … Continue reading

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New traffic signal installation at Soquel Ave., Park Way Tuesday

As construction begins to wind down on the $1 million widening project along Soquel Avenue at Park way, crews Tuesday will remove the old traffic signals so that new ones can be installed. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., that … Continue reading

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Fruity sidewalk a slippery nuisance for pedestrians, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The sideway on the north side of Brommer Street, just west of Eldorado Avenue is a mess of crushed cherries from a back yard uncared for fruit tree. It is a really dangerous place to walk, … Continue reading

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Buses, traffic create blind spots for drivers near UCSC

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Due to the large amount of traffic at the east entrance to UCSC, in my opinion, left hand turn lanes large enough to accommodate buses are necessary for turning left northbound onto Glenn Coolidge Drive from … Continue reading

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Readers sound off about signal lights at Soquel Dr. and Dover/Mattison

On Monday, Street Smarts printed a letter from a reader seeking change at the intersection of Soquel Drive at Dover Drive and Mattison Lane. There are two traffic signals in close proximity there and drivers get confused about which one … Continue reading

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Caltrans to erect temporary concrete barrier at Hwy 1, Salinas Road

As part of a $12 million safety and congestion reduction project at Highway 1 and Salinas Road, Caltrans will begin constructing a temporary concrete barrier Monday, Nov. 1. The work will take place at night, from 8 p.m. to 6 … Continue reading

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Traffic flow needs to improve at Ocean Street and Broadway, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Now that we are finally getting to the real issues of driving around Santa Cruz and not bike lessons or elderly lessons, I would like to ask you about a huge traffic tie-up. Unfortunately, not all … Continue reading

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