Tag Archives: speed bumps

City’s EV fleet charging stations soon to be off limits to public

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Sunday, we went downtown for the ‘Eat Like A Greek’ festival in our Chevy Volt. I knew that the City Hall parking lot would be ideal–close by and electric charging stations, which I didn’t know were … Continue reading

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Speed bumps can improve safety, cause safety concerns

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We need a speed bump on Rodriguez Street to get some of the cut-through’s stopped. One out of 100 cars that come down our section of Rodriguez — between Capitola Extension and 7th Avenue — actually live … Continue reading

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Street Smarts reader seeks relief from noisy motorcyclists

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live in the Upper Ocean neighborhood in Santa Cruz, in rather close proximity to a biker bar. My neighbors and I are all growing rather tired of hearing the ‘motorcycle enthusiast’ revving up and down … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz has no money for speed bumps; stopping for school buses

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Who do I talk to about getting a speed bump installed on our street? We live on Park Way in Santa Cruz between Almena and Roxas streets. There are currently three speed bumps between Soquel Avenue … Continue reading

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Unlocking the mystery behind the disappearing speed bumps in Live Oak

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live in the Live Oak area and have noticed disappearing speed bumps of late. There was a speed bump on South Rodeo Gulch Road and several on Mattison Lane, both on the ocean side of … Continue reading

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More venting about road peeves from readers

     Every once in awhile, people need someone to vent to – someone who’ll just listen. I asked readers to tell me their road-related peeves. Boy, did I get an earful. Below is a snippet of some reader rants received … Continue reading

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