Tag Archives: share the road

An education in ‘Sharrows’

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I travel through this stretch of Soquel Avenue at Branciforte in the morning on my daily commute. Even though as a strong and experienced cyclist I can easily hit 25 MPH sprinting on flat ground, I … Continue reading

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Readers say ‘thank you’ to Street Smarts

Thank you to those of you who wrote in to respond to last Thursday’s column encouraging all road users to obey trafic laws, including new ones aimed at protecting people who work or ride a bicycle along the roadside. Here … Continue reading

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Organization seeks more non-motorist advocates on Caltrans committee

The California Bicycle Coalition is urging folks who have an interest in cycling, public transit and pedestrian issues to write a letter to their state representatives in favor of adding cycling advocates to a Caltrans advisory committee. “The California Traffic … Continue reading

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‘Share the Road’ signs on the way to Bean Creek Road

Earlier this month, Street Smarts published a letter from a concerned cyclist who frequented Bean Creek Road. Kathy Ferraro, of Santa Cruz,¬†was concerned about drivers using the wrong side of the road to navigate blind curves on the winding, mountainous … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz reader wants motorists, cyclists to share the road

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was hoping that you could send another big reminder to motorists and cyclists about rules of the road and adhering to them. I was cycling on Bean Creek Road from Santa Cruz on both Tuesday … Continue reading

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‘Share the Road’ checkpoint teaches safety, courtesy among cars, bikes

Motorists out late on any given weekend night may have found themselves being funneled through a DUI checkpoint, during which law enforcement agencies set up to catch people driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Come Labor Day weekend, … Continue reading

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Reader complains about stop sign runners on Bay and California streets

Dear Street Smarts, Q I’m seeing more drivers running the stop sign at Bay and California streets. It is a three-way stop, but I have observed cars on Bay Street slow down to see if there is a patrol car … Continue reading

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