Tag Archives: San Lorenzo Valley

2014 Bicycle Observation Survey begins

Now through June 15, volunteers with the Community Traffic Safety Coalition will fan out at 50 schools and major intersections countywide to watch the riding habits of bicyclists as part of the 2014 Bicycle Observation Survey. Armed with a clipboard and … Continue reading

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Turnouts are not long term parking lots, says CHP

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We live in the unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County on a road where our neighbors are few and far between. Across from our house is a turnout which is the access for the utility/telephone pole … Continue reading

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People Power rolls out new ‘Sustainable Transportation Awards’

At its annual fundraising dinner Sunday, Oct. 6, People Power will honor people who have spent the past year working toward advancing sustainable transportation projects around the count. The nominations fall into two categories — local government and community program … Continue reading

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Work begins Monday to improve Hwy 9 north of Boulder Creek

Come Monday, Aug. 12,  a Caltrans contractor will begin a project to improve Highway 9 north of Boulder Creek. Specifically, Robert J. Frank Construction, of Redding, will be paid $250,000 to improve the existing pavement, widen the southbound traveled way … Continue reading

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The tourists are coming, install traffic signals in Capitola, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The tourist season is about to begin and the traffic nightmare in Capitola will also begin. The two four-way stop sign intersections on Bay Ave in Capitola need to be replaced by traffic signals. The intersections … Continue reading

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Tips to drive by from a tow guy

On Tuesday, I spent two hours riding along with Walt Barrows, the Ladd’s Towing employee who drives the Freeway Service Patrol tow truck during the weekday morning and late afternoon commutes on Highway 1. During that time, I learned a … Continue reading

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Welcome back

Welcome back! How was your Labor Day holiday weekend? Did you go anywhere or do anything fun and exciting? I did the stay-cation thing: chilled at home, hit some sales and had lunch with friends. Share your Labor Day festivities … Continue reading

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School’s in session, drive carefully

Kids are heading back to school and motorists should be alert, slow down and obey all traffic rules in the vicinity of campuses. Starting Wednesday and lasting for about two weeks, the Scotts Valley Police Department will have every available … Continue reading

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Travel during a road closure 101

     The best way to avoid traffic headaches is to not go there in the first place.      Some Boulder Creek residents are using that philosophy as they wait for repairs to be completed on Highway 236, between Acorn Drive … Continue reading

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Highway 236 to close June 22 for slipout repairs

     Thomas Moore has been living and working in the San Lorenzo Valley for 25 years. During all that time, he’s seen Mother Nature take down trees, power lines and even mountain sides.      So, he’s not fazed by Caltrans’ … Continue reading

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