Tag Archives: Paving

Kids belong in car seat not laps, pt. 2

When I drive in my car, I am shocked to see people holding youngsters in their laps in cars as well as youths about 10 years old sitting in the front seat next to mom or dad. These are dangerous … Continue reading

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Kids belong in car seats not laps, pt. 1

Now that I am a relative foster parent of two young boys, it seems I am hyper aware of kids riding in unsecure places in their family vehicle. While I am behind the wheel, I see people holding babies in … Continue reading

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Sparkling, new pavement looks like broken glass, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have a question regarding most surface/pavement/asphalt on the streets of our city of Santa Cruz. As a bike commuter, I’m always scanning to make sure I won’t ride into shattered glass, which happens a lot … Continue reading

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King Street needs paving, bike lanes, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: King Street is a major thoroughfare and, for bicyclists, is often a suggested alternative to Mission Street. It is also used daily by countless school kids who are going to either Mission Hill Middle School or … Continue reading

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What to do when school bus lights flash, stop arm’s engaged but no one’s there

Dear Street Smarts, Q: On Ocean Street, headed toward Highway 17, there was one of the smaller school buses a little bigger than a van parked in front of Finn’s, with its lights flashing and it’s ‘stop’ sign out. I … Continue reading

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Summer resurfacing project planned for Mt. Hermon

Dear Street Smarts, Q: There was a big deal about work to be done on Mount Hermon Road. The county came out and did some patching and that was it, so far. Some of the patches are already losing the … Continue reading

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No patch job for Water Street

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Kudos to the street department for all the patching and repaving in Santa Cruz this summer. However, on Water Street down the hill from Branciforte Avenue, at the corner of Reed Way, it’s broken and dipped … Continue reading

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Metering lights along Hwy 1, paving on Graham Hill needed, say readers

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Has a study ever been done on the advantages of having ‘on-ramp metering traffic lights’ installed on some of the ramps coming onto to Highway 1? These are so beneficial to many congested cities throughout California; … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz launches its first ever on-site recycled pavement project this week

People who frequent the area of Soquel Avenue from Ocean Street to Branciforte Avenue, River Street south from River Street by Wells Fargo to Soquel Drive, and Front Street from Soquel to Cathcart Street will be witnessing history. For the … Continue reading

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Western Drive needs some TLC, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Why has Western Drive between Mission and Meder streets never been repaved in the last 20 years? It gets so much UC Santa Cruz traffic and is in terrible disrepair. Is there a timeframe for fixing … Continue reading

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