Tag Archives: Live Oak

2014 Bicycle Observation Survey begins

Now through June 15, volunteers with the Community Traffic Safety Coalition will fan out at 50 schools and major intersections countywide to watch the riding habits of bicyclists as part of the 2014 Bicycle Observation Survey. Armed with a clipboard and … Continue reading

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Readers offer traffic congestion busting ideas

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Dear Ramona- Thank you for the opportunity to submit questions for your upcoming interview. I am 83 years old and have lived in Santa Cruz my entire life. My question is whatever happened to the four lane … Continue reading

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Live Oak neighborhood could use some TLC, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I recently moved into Live Oak area and I like it very much — the families, rich and poor, and the diversity of people. However, I am struck by a few issues that I hope you … Continue reading

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Crosswalk painting to occur when weather dries, warms up

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The crosswalk at Portola Drive and 26th Avenue is not visible to many drivers approaching from the west from Corcoran Lagoon, and there is no signage. This is due to the uphill grade. I’ve experienced this … Continue reading

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First community meeting for proposed ‘rail trail’ is Monday

Monday marks the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s first workshop to gather public input into the recently released Draft Master Plan for the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network project. The workshop is 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 at … Continue reading

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‘Right on Track’ celebration Nov. 17

Editor’s note: Today’s column comes from Karena Pushnik, senior transportation planner and public outreach coordinator for the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission. Today she’s pleased to announce festivities surrounding the purchase of the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line. Join … Continue reading

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Help plan the ‘rail trail’

Editor’s note: Today’s Street Smarts offering comes from Cory Caletti, Senior Transportation Planner/Bicycle Coordinator for the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission. In her piece, she tells of the RTC’s want for public input regarding the potential use of the … Continue reading

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Readers weigh in on Greyhound, satellite phones

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I just remembered, sometime last week you had a column where a woman had written in that there is no longer a Greyhound depot and was asking for other options to get to San Francisco. While … Continue reading

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New East Cliff Drive path for bikes and pedestrians, county says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: On Sunday evening, my wife and I took our dog for a stroll along the newly-renovated East Cliff Drive. What a great improvement! However, our evening stroll was made less enjoyable because of one thing – … Continue reading

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Cell phone crash blog topic belongs in the paper, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: In regard to the blog, “Crash survivor seeks freedom from pain, nightmares, drivers yakking on cell phones,” I think this is a very important subject and this letter or an article on cell phone talking while … Continue reading

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