Tag Archives: Santa Cruz County Public Works Department

Wasn’t the widening work on Hwy 1 cast down by voters?, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: 1) I have been wondering why they are once again widening Highway 1 between Highway 17 and the Soquel Drive exit? I thought that we voted against that plan and the funding of same some years … Continue reading

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Pedestrian safety tips for mobility scooter users

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I follow your informative column every Monday in the Sentinel and enjoy it very much. I do have a question for you: I am a disabled senior woman who rides on a battery operated four wheel … 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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Pedestrian light on the fritz, fix will come in time

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The cross walks are no longer working on 7th Avenue and Bonnie Street. These are the type that light up the cross walk signs at the push of a button on either side of the street. … Continue reading

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Traffic light holds way too long, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I wanted to report an awfully long light in the early morning hours at Soquel and 17th avenues. I have waited at that light as long as three minutes. I completely avoid it now and take … 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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Aptos Pines resident seeks relief from school-bound traffic on Freedom Boulevard

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am a resident at the Aptos Pines Mobile Home Park at 7515 Freedom Boulevard in Aptos. Every morning when Aptos High School is in session, the traffic going into the school blocks access to our … Continue reading

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Tracking down those mysterious white boxes

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have been noticing some little white boxes being installed on the street lights and sign posts around the Santa Cruz area. The people who install these boxes travel in unmarked cars without government plates. I … Continue reading

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Reader tells about traffic signal woes

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The traffic light on Capitola Road and 17th Avenue is not working correctly. When waiting to turn left in the southbound lane of Capitola Road, the signal goes through two cycles before the cars turning left … Continue reading

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