Tag Archives: pedestrian

Celebrating National Public Works Week with an Arana Gulch trail update

Editor’s note: Todays column is a guest article updating the effort to built multi-use trails in Arana Gulch from Janice Bisgaard, community relations specialist for the city of Santa Cruz. The article comes at the city celebrates this week as … Continue reading

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Ecology Action launches monthly Bike/Walk to School Day

Seven school across the county will begin a monthly Bike/Walk to School Day program thanks to Ecology Action, which runs the twice annual Bike to Work/School Day activities. While the program is being launched Thursday, Nov. 14, the event is … Continue reading

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Scenic trail network final master plan released

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trial Network project’s final master plan is available for the public’s perusal. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission has released the document that defines the proposed bicycle and pedestrian trail adjacent to the Santa … Continue reading

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Comment period continues on draft EIR for Monterey Bay Scenic Trail

Public comment is still being accepted for the draft environmental impact report on the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network Draft Master Plan. Released last month by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, the document explains the project, a … Continue reading

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Everyone is on the hook for following road rules, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Frequently we see letters complaining about the behavior of specific groups of people. On May 18, one such letter complained about ‘Bicyclists ignoring laws.’ People ignore laws. People driving vehicles ignore laws. People riding motorcycles ignore … Continue reading

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Transportation resolutions

Now that 2013 is here, resolutions abound: Lose weight; save money; travel more. Do you have a resolution regarding your transportation method? Are you planning to ride your bike to work more or carpool? Perhaps you’ll finally buy that alternative … Continue reading

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Trout Gulch at Soquel confusing, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The intersection at Trout Gulch and Soquel is confusing and, at times, dangerous. As one travels west on Trout Gulch, a stop sign next to the railroad crossing precedes the intersection by perhaps 20 feet. There … Continue reading

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RTC attends public events, internet to gather community input on future of transportation projects

Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission staff will make their rounds at Bike Week events this week in search of community input for its draft Sustainable Transportation Plan Goals/Targets/Policies. The commission is working on a regional transportation plan update, which aims … Continue reading

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Planning the future of transportation on the Central Coast

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission invites the public to a workshop that seeks to pave the way for transportation projects 25 years into the future. The 90-minute “Sustainable Transportation Plan Goals, Targets and Policies” workshop gets underway at … Continue reading

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Bicycle-pedestrian transportation graphic shows low spending on facilities for those road users

What thoughts does this transportation graphic evoke from you? This graphic was forwarded to Street Smarts from the Community Traffic Safety Coalition. It illustrates the high number of bicycle and pedestrian road users — and fatal crashes — while depicting … Continue reading

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