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Can’t install stop sign, yank it without studying the potential impact, city says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I agree with Niels Sundermeyer’s letter [April 20] about this intersection and its impact on River and Water streets. What I don’t understand is why there needs to be a special consultant and three months of … Continue reading

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Drivers rarely yield for pedestrians at driveways, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My husband and I are daily pedestrians, walking two to five miles, for errands about town. We travel from Live Oak to downtown frequently on either Soquel Avenue or Water Street. These roadways have a lot … Continue reading

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B40 Drive repairs coming this summer

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Would you mind poking around with county public works on the long-delayed reconstruction of Branciforte Drive by Delaveaga Park? The landslide there took out the southbound lane three years ago and the metering light for one … Continue reading

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Mt. Hermon road drainage issue solved, county says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: For months now, there has been a steady stream of water rushing on rainy days, and running even when it’s been dry, off the hillside and across Mt. Hermon Road heading toward Felton, just short of … Continue reading

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Sidewalk safety improvements coming near south county’s Lakeview Middle School

Last week’s guest column from Karena Pushnik of the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation commission garnered many responses from readers seeking information regarding sidewalk safety hazards. One such complaint was in regard to the lack of a sidewalk for students … Continue reading

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Graham Hill Road tree removal creates glare, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thanks for your column. I had a question about the Graham Hill Road project. Do traffic engineers study the impact of cutting down trees on glare? I understand from one of your earlier posts that the … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz’s upcoming road projects for 2011

The city of Santa Cruz has a few projects on tap for 2011. Below is a summary of seven of them, courtesy Chris Schneiter of the public works department: Pacific Avenue/Center Street Roundabout – The city’s largest project currently under … Continue reading

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Pedestrian safety improvements coming to Laurel Street

Dear Street Smarts, Q: You may remember that after the pedestrian death on Laurel at Felix streets, the city agreed to construct a pedestrian refuge in the crosswalks on Laurel at Felix and Blackburn streets. This project is the result … Continue reading

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Speed limit to be lowered on Freedom Blvd

On August 23, Street Smarts published a letter from Terry Crovo that sought to lower the speed limit along Freedom Boulevard to improve safety for students at Aptos High School and a mobile home park in the area. The response … 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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