Tag Archives: parking

Constant garage sales create parking nightmare

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My neighbor has a ‘garage’ sale almost every Saturday and Sunday that weather permits. It is their side job. The problem I have is that it attracts a good amount of people and is done so … Continue reading

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Turnouts are not long term parking lots, says CHP

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We live in the unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County on a road where our neighbors are few and far between. Across from our house is a turnout which is the access for the utility/telephone pole … Continue reading

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Used car lot a danger to cyclists, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The used car lot at the corner of North Branciforte Avenue and Water Street has no off-street parking, which frequently makes it unsafe for bicyclists, forcing them to ride into traffic at a very busy corner. The … Continue reading

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Illegal parking in front of The Farm is dangerous to cyclists, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have a question about cars parking in the bike lane on Soquel Avenue, specifically, in front of The Farm at 6790 Soquel Drive. The bakery’s parking lot has a one-way entrance on its north side … Continue reading

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Park-goers pose danger to selves, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live off Almar Avenue on the Westside and travel up Almar towards Safeway nearly every day. My concern is the parking and pedestrian traffic directly in front of Garfield Park. There is parking on each … Continue reading

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Improvements coming to River Street parking garage entrance, exits

Dear Street Smarts, Q: When trying to enter the Santa Cruz Lot No. 10 – the River/Front street garage – lately, with the new ticket machines and gates in place but not yet operational, I found it almost impossible to … Continue reading

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Conversation continues regarding cycling uphill on East Cliff Drive

Dear Street Smarts, Q: (In last Thursday’s Street Smarts), I read about riding a bike up Murray Street from the bike trail. Actually, I think it’s East Cliff Drive, which turns into Murray at the top of the hill. When … Continue reading

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Parking for Warriors game doesn’t have to be a battle

Editor’s note: Today’s Street Smarts column topic comes from Mark Dettle, public works director for Santa Cruz City public works. Here, he offers advice to help Warriors fans park and get to the game on time with no worries. Now … Continue reading

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Reporting rogue parkers in downtown Santa Cruz

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I own a home on Washington Street in downtown Santa Cruz, and have not seen a meter person in weeks. I am tired of paying parking permits and not having the code enforced. I also want … Continue reading

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Solving problems: From potholes to parking tickets

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I want to bring something to your attention – two dips in the pavement on 42nd Avenue at the rear entrance to the DMV. These dips cause extreme noise and dust when cars and trucks pass … Continue reading

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