Tag Archives: Safe Routes to School

Creating safer, greener modes of transportation for students

Editor’s note: Today’s Street Smarts column comes from Jeanne LePage, a Senior Program Specialist with the Transportation group at Ecology Action. She manages the Safe Routes to School encouragement program. Email her at jlepage@ecoact.org. School morning and afternoon pickups are … Continue reading

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Hwy 1 auxiliary lanes project involves more than freeway construction

Recently, Street Smarts updated the progress being made during the Highway 1 auxiliary lanes project. While gathering information on the congestion relief project, I learned it has helped ease traffic around schools affected by the project. Below is my interview … 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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Bike/pedestrian transportation funding at risk, group says

The folks at Safe Routes to School National Partnership are encouraging bike and pedestrian friendly transportation supporters to contact their Congressional leaders and urge them to support those modalities as well. “The House Transportation Committee will vote Thursday, Feb. 2, … Continue reading

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Dust off the old bicycle; it’s Bike Week

This week is Bike Week. To celebrate the 22nd annual event, Bike to Work is holding a plethora of events. In case you haven’t seen the posters and brochures plastered all over town, here’s a quick rundown of the events … Continue reading

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It takes a community to make Mission Street safer

T.C. of Santa Cruz e-mailed Street Smarts recently wanting to know the latest news about various pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly projects around town. Last Tuesday’s blog, at www.santacruzelive.com/blogs/streetsmarts, delved into the Broadway-Brommer path. Today’s column and blog will explore the bike-pedestrian … Continue reading

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