Tag Archives: sidewalks

Where pedestrians should walk when sidewalks are not present

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I enjoy your column and the energy and enthusiasm you put into it. I’ve been meaning to write with my pet peeve — so here it is: Please let your readers know that if they walk … Continue reading

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Regional Transportation Plan survey results released

More than 260 people completed a 2014 Regional Transportation Plan survey made available online by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission. The results of the survey will be given to local jurisdictions, which will be charged with implementing project … Continue reading

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RTC hosts public hearing for proposed road repair, safe routes to school ballot measure

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing 9:30 a.m Thursday, Aug. 2 to gather public input on a proposal to ask voters to help repair local roads and create safe routes to school. The commission … Continue reading

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RTC hosts ‘Smoother, Safer Streets Workshop’ July Thursday

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission invites the public to attend a Smoother, Safer Streets Workshop 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 12 in its conference room at 1523 Pacific Ave. The workshop will discuss a proposed ballot measure that would … Continue reading

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It’s illegal for cars to block sidewalks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am curious about what can be and/or is done about cars parking at the end of their driveways, blocking the sidewalk. I noticed this is especially bad in the Seabright area and over by Natural … Continue reading

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RTC applies for grant to improve pedestrian access countywide

The staff at the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission are working hard to meet the deadline for a Caltrans Environmental Justice grant. Earlier this month, the commission accepted the Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee Pedestrian Work Group’s Safe … Continue reading

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The right way to ride a Segway

Every once in a while I see someone riding a Segway. Sometimes I see them on the sidewalk or in a bicycle lane. But where should they ride in the eyes of the law? Both are fine. California classifies Segways … Continue reading

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Fix coming to Ocean St. Ext. at Felker

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Please take a look at the road surface at the intersection of Felker Street and Ocean Street Extension. Approaching Denny’s from Graham Hill Road, is a nasty piece of roadway that has been that way for … Continue reading

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Mobility scooter user seeks safe riding advice

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I recently received a power scooter and would like to know if there regulations or information about use on the streets and/or sidewalks. It is a power scooter for the elderly and/or disabled. I am 94 … Continue reading

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What should be done with $10 million in transportation funding?, RTC asks

If you had $10 million to spend on transportation projects in Santa Cruz County, how would you spend the money? That’s exactly what the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is asking the community. At 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, … Continue reading

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