Tag Archives: stop sign

Can’t install stop sign, yank it without studying the potential impact, city says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I agree with Niels Sundermeyer’s letter [April 20] about this intersection and its impact on River and Water streets. What I don’t understand is why there needs to be a special consultant and three months of … Continue reading

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Calming traffic at Winkle and Howe streets

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live on the corner of Winkle and Howe Streets. Thank you for replacing the stop sign, which took place on Monday, Dec. 3. However, this sign might as well read “GO FAST.” The total disregard … Continue reading

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Missing stop sign replaced; reader lobbies adult cyclists to wear helmets

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Not sure who to contact but perhaps you can help. I witnessed a pick-up truck driving up Winkle Avenue from Soquel Drive and run the stop sign at the intersection of Winkle and Howe Street. The … Continue reading

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Out with the stop sign, in with the roundabout

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Have you noticed that the stop sign at Front and Second streets by Las Palmas taco bar gets run thru constantly by cars heading towards the ocean? I sat there one day and counted 12 cars … Continue reading

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Four-way intersection with no stop or yield sign, what do you do?, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: There are two, four-way intersections on the west side of Santa Cruz that do not have stop signs — Liberty at Santa Cruz streets and Liberty at Gharky streets. I always stop at these intersections, which … Continue reading

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New stop sign goes up in Capitola

     Dear Street Smarts,          Q: There is a new stop sign at Monterey and Bay avenues in Capitola. This is the final stage in a roadway fix-up that redid all the sidewalks, crosswalks, etc. near and around the intersection. … Continue reading

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