Tag Archives: stop signs

Volunteers watch, log cyclist behavior countywide

From May 15- June 15, the Community Traffic Safety Coalition’s members are fanning out to intersections and schools countywide to watch and record the behavior of cyclists. Armed with clipboards and the parameters for conducting the 2014 Bicycle Observation Survey, … Continue reading

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Turnouts are not long term parking lots, says CHP

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We live in the unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County on a road where our neighbors are few and far between. Across from our house is a turnout which is the access for the utility/telephone pole … Continue reading

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Installing stop signs not always the answer

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I avoid driving the most convenient route out of my Santa Cruz neighborhood because the intersections at Liberty and Gharkey streets, and Liberty and Santa Cruz streets, have no stop signs. City public works gave an … Continue reading

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Drivers need to slow down, watch for pedestrians, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I read your column (“Where pedestrians should walk when sidewalks are not present,” Jan. 10) with interest and I am disturbed that you did not caution the driver to slow down and give way to pedestrians … Continue reading

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Capitola’s sewer project caught residents off guard, increased traffic

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My family, including young children, lives on Kennedy Drive in Capitola. Not only do we have to put up with big rig trucks using Kennedy Drive all day and all night, but now we are faced … Continue reading

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Cyclist shares her concerns, questions stop light sensors

Dear Street Smarts, A: I have been most interested in your articles about bicycles on the road, thank you for writing them and please keep it up. If bicyclists and motorists are to coexist peacefully, I believe we require an … Continue reading

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