Tag Archives: pedestrian safety

Sidewalk safety coming to forefront countywide

Editor’s note: Today’s column comes courtesy of Karena Pushnik, senior transportation planner for the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission. During the next few months the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s (RTC) Pedestrian Safety Work Group will be conducting … Continue reading

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Community Pedestrian Safety Workshop planned March 26 in Watsonville

Community Pedestrian Safety Workshop Watsonville’s Mintie White Elementary School, at 515 Palm Ave., will be the site of a free pedestrian safety workshop from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, March 26. The event hopes to make neighborhood streets safer … Continue reading

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‘Half-way’ sidewalk needs to be filled in, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: On the west side of Soquel Drive, between Rodeo Gulch and Research Park Drive, the sidewalk only goes half-way! The bank goes all the way into the street and you cannot even walk on the dirt. … Continue reading

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‘Hero’ dad saves dozens of lives by stopping runaway car

 Recently, Street Smarts asked readers for tales of people saving the day  and coming to the rescue on the roadway. Below is a story submitted by Barbara Wooldridge: “One Sunday we were walking to church and going down a steep hill. … Continue reading

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Crosswalks 101

Today’s Street Smarts blog about crosswalks and pedestrian safety was written by Debbie Bulger of Mission Pedestrian and Sarah Harmon, staff to the South County Bike and Pedestrian Work Group. How much do you know about crosswalks? Would you recognize one … Continue reading

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Cyclists are responsible for pedestrian safety, as well, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I just read the pedestrian safety column (in Monday, Nov. 1 Street Smarts) and wanted to say that bicyclists also have to follow these same guidelines. I’ve seen it happen — bike riders don’t bother stopping at … Continue reading

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AAA offers Halloween safety tips to revelers

This is Halloween weekend and AAA of Northern California is encouraging revelers to play safe. Whether you’ll be gathering sweets, driving to a party or in need of a ride home from a ghoulish gathering, the organization has tips for … Continue reading

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Pedestrian safety 101

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The general impression I have received from your column, and other sources, is that a driver must stop at an intersection if a pedestrian has stepped off the curb and wait till they’ve completely crossed the … Continue reading

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Frederick Street could use some re-engineering for safety’s sake, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: You asked for ideas and this has been on my mind for a long time: Frederick Street, which was originally designed as a quiet residential street many years ago, has become a major thorough-fare. It now … Continue reading

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Pedestrians, motorists behaving better on the roads than last year, study found

The South County Bike & Pedestrian Work Group has released the results of its 2010 Pedestrian Observation Survey. This is the second year that the organization has conducted such a study. And the survey says, both pedestrians and drivers are … Continue reading

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