Tag Archives: road

Reader expresses B40 curiosity

Dear Street Smarts, Q: After a very long absence from Santa Cruz, my wife and I have returned and have purchased a house that’s on a corner of North Branciforte Avenue. As we drive north from Soquel Avenue, we notice … Continue reading

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Capitola’s sewer project caught residents off guard, increased traffic

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My family, including young children, lives on Kennedy Drive in Capitola. Not only do we have to put up with big rig trucks using Kennedy Drive all day and all night, but now we are faced … 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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Work on Chestnut Ext. begins Tuesday

Beginning July 17, southbound Chestnut Street, between Mission and Locust streets will be reduced to one lane as the city repairs a slip-out and improves pavement and drainage there. Once the project begins, left turns from Chestnut onto Locust Street … Continue reading

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Reader brainstorms ways to slow speeders on Graham Hill Road

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I always appreciate your column. Is there any way to report a sighting of a vehicle passing over a double yellow line. And, if reported, can anything be done about it? This happened on Saturday, July … Continue reading

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Bicycle group rallies for rumble strip safety

The California Bicycle Coalition is calling on bicyclists to report close calls they may have had in regard to rumble strips. In a recent newsletter, the organization reported 1,200 complaints to state transportation offices were generated last month by the … Continue reading

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Cycling tips for riding on the left side of one-way streets

On two way streets, bicyclists are required to ride as close to the right side of the road as possible, given obstacles like car doors, debris and potholes. But if they are riding on a one way street, can cyclists … Continue reading

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