Tag Archives: potholes

Cyclists take Street Smarts to task on bike laws

Street Smarts has been ticking off some members of the cycling community with recent publications of traffic laws related to helping bicyclists and motorists better coexist on the road. Here are some of the topics the cycling advocates and educators … Continue reading

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Potholes to be filled, road repaired this summer

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have enclosed some photos taken Sunday, March 14th on Old County Road in Ben Lomond, off of Hillside (one of the photos appears here in Street Smarts). I hope you can see that this road … Continue reading

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County: Not enough money to repair all roads

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The two-mile section of Vine Hill Road from Highway 17 to Mountain View Road, also, Mountain View up to Old San Jose Soquel Road is in desperate need of re-paving. I have driven these roads for … Continue reading

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Patch that pothole, please, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Just north of the Paradise Park entrance, in the southbound lane on Highway 9, there is a pothole that is going from bad to worse. It is far enough into the southbound lane of traffic that, … Continue reading

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Private road resources for rural homeowners

People who live in rural areas of the county do not have to put up with potholes and other malformation on their private roads. The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County will host two workshops next month that will … Continue reading

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Isn’t bicycling in the opposite direction of traffic illegal?, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts,      Q: How can there be a bike lane on a one way street going against traffic? I thought bikes had to follow the same laws as cars.      Tim      A: That’s true. In general, it … Continue reading

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Battling potholes

With rain, comes potholes. And we’ve had plenty of both. Report holes in the road to your area’s public works department by calling: County, 454-2160 Santa Cruz, 420-5160 Scotts Valley, 438-5854 Capitola, 475-7300 Watsonville, 768-3133   While we’re on the … Continue reading

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