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Reader seeks school zone patrols by law enforcement

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I would like to know the protocol in having CHP presence at my children’s elementary school during the commute hours in the morning? Almost every week this school year there, is a CHP motorcycle unit in … Continue reading

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Talking traffic to DeLaveaga school, commute solutions

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was interested to read your Street Smarts column about how school traffic has been affected by the La Fonda overpass construction. Ms. Speiser may be accurate in her efforts to help ease traffic by encouraging … Continue reading

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Stopping on Laurel Street hill difficult for stick shift drivers, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Could you ask the city why the top of Laurel Street hill is not timed with the stop lights by Louden Nelson? It used to be that cars would not be stopped there when reaching the … Continue reading

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Speed limit on Freedom Blvd will not be lowered near Aptos High

Dear Street Smarts, Q: What are the chances or what needs to be done to designate the length of Freedom Boulevard from Soquel Drive to Shadowmere Way as a ‘School Zone’ with the speed limit lowered to 25 mph when … Continue reading

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New digital speed limit signs going up near Watsonville schools

     When elementary and middle school students head back to class Aug. 12, they’ll be met by a new traffic calming device that aims to help them get to school safely.      Later this month or early next month, the city … Continue reading

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