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Traffic cameras being installed on Hwy 1; Wharf to Wharf foot race closes Hwy 1 ramp

Traffic camera installations begin Monday night along a six mile stretch of Highway from Freedom Boulevard in Aptos to Soquel Drive in Santa Cruz. Caltrans is paying Bear Electrical Solutions, of Alviso, $366,000 to install the traffic cameras. The project begins … Continue reading

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Two new traffic cameras online in the Central Coast

Two new traffic cameras are now online for commuters and travelers alike on the Central Coast. One is located on northbound Highway 1 west of Morrissey Boulevard in Santa Cruz, while the other is on southbound Highway 1 at Sloat … Continue reading

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Illegal parking in front of The Farm is dangerous to cyclists, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have a question about cars parking in the bike lane on Soquel Avenue, specifically, in front of The Farm at 6790 Soquel Drive. The bakery’s parking lot has a one-way entrance on its north side … Continue reading

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Simitian’s red light camera bill on its way to becoming law

The State Senate has passed a bill that aims to protect motorists from wrongful tickets issued by red light cameras. Street Smarts first wrote about this in a previous blog. SB 1362, by Senator Joe Simitian of Palo Alto, requires … Continue reading

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The joke is on …

     Here’s a transportation-related email joke from one of my friends. Keep in mind, traffic cams that take photos of traffic violators don’t do what’s described below, as they’re only designed to catch speeders and red light runners. But it … Continue reading

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When’s the Fishhook traffic camera going to be straightened out?, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q In a recent street smarts column you wrote that the old Fishhook traffic camera was going to be replaced by a new one around new years. Any word on when it will be in place and … Continue reading

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