Tag Archives: Santa Cruz County

Vegetation on Cabrillo College Drive out of control, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Cabrillo College Drive runs along Highway 1 between Park Avenue and the college. When going west toward Park there is a yellow warning sign with a 90 degree right arrow and a yellow square below it … Continue reading

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Signal light placement has drivers seeing the wrong color, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Love your column. I learn a lot each time I read it. The traffic lights in front of the Silver Spur Restaurant: There are two sets of lights within 25 meters. They are so close, often … Continue reading

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Striping question revisited regarding Soquel at 17 avenues

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The new reconstruction work around Soquel and 17th avenues in Live Oak is very nice; however, the double thick solid white line as you are proceeding eastward on Soquel approaching the right hand turn lane is … Continue reading

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‘Half-way’ sidewalk needs to be filled in, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: On the west side of Soquel Drive, between Rodeo Gulch and Research Park Drive, the sidewalk only goes half-way! The bank goes all the way into the street and you cannot even walk on the dirt. … Continue reading

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Graham Hill Road tree removal creates glare, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thanks for your column. I had a question about the Graham Hill Road project. Do traffic engineers study the impact of cutting down trees on glare? I understand from one of your earlier posts that the … Continue reading

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‘No Left Turn’ restriction applies to weekdays only

Dear Street Smarts, Q: In Aptos, at the intersection of Soquel and Spreckles drives, there is a light with a ‘No Left Turn’ message that comes on Monday through Friday fromĀ 4-6 p.m. They must gave changed the signage recently as … 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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Center lines removed from Monterey Avenue and will not return, county says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’ve lived on a cul-de-sac off of Monterey Avenue in Soquel for 25 years. About a month ago, the county removed the double yellow line that ran down Monterey Avenue and have not repainted it. They … Continue reading

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Who approves parades on county roads?

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I wondered if you had any idea who the county organization is that approves marathons held on our county roads, such as the one that just occurred (last weekend) in the San Lorenzo Valley? Thank you … Continue reading

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Zayante Road slipout repairs may happen this summer

Dear Street Smarts, Q: During the last storm, a huge chunk of East Zayante Road near our home collapsed and now that portion of the road is only one lane. The county placed an 8,000 lb concrete barrier around the … Continue reading

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