Tag Archives: Mission Street

Hwy 1 flyover could ease traffic congestion at on Santa Cruz streets

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I would think a simple solution to alleviate traffic on local streets is a flyover at the end of High Street where we have the foot bridge over Highway 1? This flyover would decrease the traffic … Continue reading

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Bay at Mission traffic is not so bad, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: On Dec. 11, 2013, you published a letter from a reader complaining about the backup of southeast bound traffic on Bay Street at Mission or turning right onto Mission toward Half Moon Bay. I was surprised … Continue reading

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No left turn from Soquel onto Park Way during construction, city says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was wondering if you could do me a favor and print something? At the Soquel/Park Way intersection — Whalers and Ford dealership — where we are building the left turn lanes and have to reduce … Continue reading

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Two left turn lanes better than one at Bay, Mission, city says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live near Bay and Mission streets. As you are probably aware, there is often a large backup on Bay. I believe the backup could be largely fixed for the cost of some paint and perhaps a … Continue reading

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Unkempt sidewalks, Mission Street gridlock meet readers’ ire

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Who is responsible for the sidewalk in front of Cafe Sparrow in Aptos? It is in terrible shape. I use a walker and it is very difficult to enter the restaurant from the adjacent parking lot. … Continue reading

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Challenges of enforcing speed law on Mission Street, pt. 2

Editor’s note: Today’s Street Smarts column is a second installment from Ken Black, who retired from the Santa Cruz Police Department after more than 25 years of service; 18 years of those were spent as a motorcycle patrol officer. Now … Continue reading

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Challenges of enforcing speed on Mission Street from retired SCPD officer

Editor’s note: Today’s Street Smarts column comes from Ken Black, a retired Santa Cruz Police officer. Now a teacher in the Ukraine, Black still reads Street Smarts. Consequently, he mailed seeking to weigh in on the recent conversation about the … Continue reading

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You don’t need a car to get to San Francisco

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Hi Ramona, love your column. You always seem to provide such helpful information, so I’m hoping you can help me! I’m wondering if there is any public transportation to get to San Francisco. There used to … Continue reading

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Eastern access road idea should become reality to ease Mission Street congestion, says reader

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I think there may be different solutions to gridlock in different parts of the county. But with regard to the King at Mission intersection, Caltrans is right – that intersection cannot and was never intended to … Continue reading

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Cracking down on Mission Street speeders not easy, police say

Dear Street Smarts, Q: In response to the suggestions on how to deal with Mission Street problem, one major problem was not mentioned. Speeding is rampant with zero police enforcement. Since Measure H was heavily pushed and passed with the … Continue reading

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