Tag Archives: potholes

Cyclist urges city, riders to be vigilant about King Street dangers

Dear Street Smarts, Recently, I was bicycle riding on King Street and was about 30-feet behind a young woman riding a mountain bike near the right edge of the road. She glanced back over her left shoulder for a moment … Continue reading

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Road hazards can harm cyclists, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Although I work as a transportation planner, I’m writing as a private citizen. I read in one of your recent column a few complaints from readers about cyclists riding on mountain roads and sometimes riding further … Continue reading

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RTC hosts public hearing for proposed road repair, safe routes to school ballot measure

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing 9:30 a.m Thursday, Aug. 2 to gather public input on a proposal to ask voters to help repair local roads and create safe routes to school. The commission … Continue reading

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“Honker of a pothole” in Forest of Nisene Marks, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’m writing this with one hand, as I broke my wrist recently falling off my bike. The cause? A honker of a pothole on the road into Nisene Marks from Aptos Village. It’s in the worst … Continue reading

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RTC hosts ‘Smoother, Safer Streets Workshop’ July Thursday

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission invites the public to attend a Smoother, Safer Streets Workshop 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 12 in its conference room at 1523 Pacific Ave. The workshop will discuss a proposed ballot measure that would … Continue reading

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Felton-Empire Road user sounds off

Dear Street Smarts, I enjoyed the article regarding the dire need to repair Felton-Empire Road. When the powers that be state that there just isn’t enough money, they need to include the fact that, based on the County Report on … Continue reading

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Felton-Empire Grade Road in bad shape, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Felton-Empire Road connects Bonny Doon to Felton, and from there to Scotts Valley, Highway 17, Highway 9, and Graham Hill Road. It is a very important road which serves about 3,000 Bonny Dooners, plus Lockheed, various … Continue reading

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Pothole at 17th and Brommer has got to go, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: There is a fairly large pothole on 17th Avenue, right next to Brommer Street. I often come west on Brommer and turn south onto 17th. It is very hard to turn that corner and avoid that … Continue reading

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Potholes need to be filled, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am hoping you can help to fix a problem that has been ignored for years by the city of Santa Cruz. For as long as I can remember, the roadway along Graham Hill Road from … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz to end Broadway water leak

Dear Street Smarts, Q: There is a pothole that is always leeching water out of it on Broadway as you go up the hill from 7-Eleven. I notice that it gets filled frequently but always has the water pouring out … Continue reading

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