Tag Archives: Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission

Regional Transportation Plan public comment taken Thursday

Public comment will be taken Thursday about the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Regional Transportation Plan during the commission’s meeting 9 a.m. Thursday, May 1 in the Capitola City Council Chamber, 420 Capitola Ave. Supporters of the Facebook Group, … Continue reading

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Helping traffic flow on Hwy 1 requires money

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The letter by Miss Roberson in last Monday’s paper supports widening of highway one –again. Instead, can’t the engineers at Caltrans design a better 41st Avenue-Bay Avenue-Porter Street interchange? For all the money spent thus far … Continue reading

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Can the MB Sanctuary Scenic Trail Master Plan be changed ‘willy-nilly’?, asks reader

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I thought the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission had held a series of workshops throughout the county, complete with contracted facilitators and display ads in this newspaper, to gather input from the public to then … Continue reading

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Free bike racks through the RTC

Businesses, schools and organizations that would like to install bike parking facilities can contact the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Bikes Secure parking subsidy program about the possibility of getting free bike parking. The program has a limited number … Continue reading

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Sharing mountain roads with bicyclists

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Last week, I was driving slowly down Old San Jose-Soquel Road in my very full four ton diesel Isuzu NPR commercial flatbed, which is 12 feet wide when the side mirrors are included. This road is … Continue reading

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Construction crews should look out for cyclist safety, reader says

The weather is nice and that means public works departments across the county are trying to make good use of it by embarking on projects aimed at making it easier for us to get from point A to point B. … Continue reading

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Hwy 1 Soquel/Morrissey auxiliary lane project hits stride

  Today’s column giving an update on the Highway 1 Soquel/Morrissey auxiliary lane project comes from Karena Pushnik, senior transportation Planner with the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission. The agency is responsible for delivering a full range of safe, … Continue reading

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Planning the future of transportation on the Central Coast

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission invites the public to a workshop that seeks to pave the way for transportation projects 25 years into the future. The 90-minute “Sustainable Transportation Plan Goals, Targets and Policies” workshop gets underway at … Continue reading

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RTC bike committee to talk rumble strips proposed for Hwy 1

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Bicycle Advisory Committee has moved the location of its April 9 meeting after receiving about 80 comments from members of the cycling public against Caltrans’ plans to install rumble strips along Highway 1, … Continue reading

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Pedestrian group seeks letters of support in Caltrans grant process

The Pedestrian Safety Work Group and staff with the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission are working feverishly to complete an Environmental Justice Planning Grant, which aims to, among other things, study the possibility of implementing a countywide ordinance requiring … Continue reading

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