Tag Archives: Mission Street

Widen Highway 1 south of Salinas Road, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have been watching the construction of the new interchange at Highway 1 and Salinas Road. The work looks very nearly complete; however, I have one observation that doesn’t seem to make any sense. It appears … Continue reading

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Caltrans explains the anatomy of clogged traffic on Mission Street

Dear Street Smarts, Q: It seems nothing has been done about the back-up of traffic at the intersection of King and Mission Streets in Santa Cruz. With hundreds of cars coming down from UCSC, clogging High Street, Storey and King, … Continue reading

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Traffic light timing at Mission, King working fine, Caltrans says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was so glad to hear that people had complained about the intersection of King and Mission streets (Street Smarts, 4/16). I live on the upper Westside of Santa Cruz, and at 8 a.m. and 2:30 … Continue reading

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Problem manhole covers on Mission Street need repair, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’m extremely happy that most of the work on Mission Street has been completed. The only problem is that the manhole covers are not even close to being even with the roadway and if you hit … Continue reading

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Caltrans’ night-time road work on Highway 1/Mission Street

Caltrans reports ongoing night-time road work to preserve the road that makes up the 2.5-mile section of Highway 1 from the San Lorenzo Bridge to just north of Western Drive in Santa Cruz. From 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sundays … Continue reading

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Former CHP officer comments on pedestrian crossing protocol

On Monday, Street Smarts printed a letter from a reader who wanted advice on the proper way for pedestrians to cross the road. The response came from Debbie Bulger of Mission Pedestrian, who suggested pedestrians always use crosswalks as they … Continue reading

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The proper way to walk across the street

Dear Street Smarts, Q: What is the proper way to cross the street? I have been crossing the street on my own since I was a young girl and I never have any problems. Yet, I see grown adults who … Continue reading

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Left turns should be prohibited on Mission Street, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: One of things I’ve noticed that really slows down Mission Street is people making left turns and thereby backing up traffic in the left lane. Why not make Mission Street like 19th Avenue in San Francisco? … Continue reading

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Cyclist questions steps after run-in with truck on Mission Street

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was riding my bike home along the side of Mission Street, going about 15 mph, this evening in heavy traffic, which was going about 5 mph, when a truck started turning right onto another street. … Continue reading

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More can be done to ensure pedestrian safety on Mission at Bay streets, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The last time I used the crosswalk across Mission Street by Bay Street, I noticed there is a sign on the signal button on the south side of the street explaining its function. It would be … Continue reading

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