Tag Archives: pedestrian

The right way to ride a Segway

Every once in a while I see someone riding a Segway. Sometimes I see them on the sidewalk or in a bicycle lane. But where should they ride in the eyes of the law? Both are fine. California classifies Segways … Continue reading

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Two traffic safety groups meet to discuss future projects

The Community Traffic Safety Coalition and its South County Bike & Pedestrian Work Group will both hold meetings Tuesday, Feb. 7 to talk about future projects. Both groups strive to make travel from point A to point B safer for … Continue reading

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What should be done with $10 million in transportation funding?, RTC asks

If you had $10 million to spend on transportation projects in Santa Cruz County, how would you spend the money? That’s exactly what the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is asking the community. At 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, … Continue reading

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RTC’s new bike/pedestrian hazard report can be filed online

Ramona Turner is on vacation this week but Street Smarts is not. This week’s blogs were written by local transportation-minded agencies. Today’s submission is from Karena Pushnik, a Senior Transportation Planner with the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission. The … Continue reading

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Bicycle, pedestrian trail to link Santa Cruz, Monterey counties

Ramona Turner is on vacation this week but Street Smarts is not. This week’s blog will feature guest articles on the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network, Watsonville’s teens using transportation safety improvements as a means to improve the health … Continue reading

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Pedestrian safety tips for mobility scooter users

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I follow your informative column every Monday in the Sentinel and enjoy it very much. I do have a question for you: I am a disabled senior woman who rides on a battery operated four wheel … Continue reading

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Cyclist shares crash survival story

Stop signs mean stop, so stop. When other vehicles on the road are stopped at an intersection or crosswalk for seemingly no reason, slow down and make sure they haven’t stopped for a pedestrian crossing the road. Those are just … Continue reading

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Defining ‘Share the Road’ in time for Bike Week

Welcome to Bike Week. This time of year means more drivers will put down their car keys and hop on their bicycle to get to where they need to go. It also means more children will be two-wheeling it, too. … Continue reading

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Saving money and the environment using the RTC’s eco-driving tips

If you drive everyday or are thinking about hopping in the car for a road trip during the upcoming holiday weekend… Accelerate and stop your car gently. Doing so can help you save more than $1 per gallon of gas, … Continue reading

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Making travel plans when you travel

When you plan your vacation, you look for the best transportation option to get you there and back again. But do you spend as much time looking at ways to get around once you reach your travel destination? Two weeks … Continue reading

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