Tag Archives: intersections

Looking out for pedestrians

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The crosswalk button on the corner of Soquel and Mission drives, in front of Erik’s Deli, is not working. My employees have to cross back and forth on Soquel multiple times a day when going between … Continue reading

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Crosswalks can be marked — or not, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: As far as I can remember, the California Vehicle Code says that when two roads intersect, there’s an implied crosswalk — whether it’s painted or not, pedestrians have the right of way. But I’m finding that … Continue reading

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Reader points out pedestrian safety issues at Soquel Dr. and Dover/Mattison intersections

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Just for the record, Annie Tokarz (Jan. 23 Street Smarts) is certainly not the only one to notice the problem with the lights by the Silver Spur on Soquel Drive! In fact, I believe I wrote … Continue reading

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Bringing Laurel Street in sync

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Any synchronization plans for Laurel Street? Laurel from Chestnut Street to Broadway and Ocean Street is especially ridiculous! M-F Commuter via the Reader Forum A:”It’s being worked on,” said Chris Schneiter, civil engineer for the city … Continue reading

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