Tag Archives: traffic hazard

Sidewalk safety improvements coming near south county’s Lakeview Middle School

Last week’s guest column from Karena Pushnik of the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation commission garnered many responses from readers seeking information regarding sidewalk safety hazards. One such complaint was in regard to the lack of a sidewalk for students … Continue reading

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Cyclists need taming on Hwy 1 pedestrian overpass, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My wife and I walked across the spiral elevated walkway over Highway 1 on our way downtown from High Street. Although there are ‘Walk Your Bike’ signs both on posts and printed in bold on the … Continue reading

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Please replace yield sign at Rooney and Hwy 1, reader requests

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Is it possible to get the yield sign back at the Rooney Street on ramp to Highway 1 north? There used to be a yield sign there before the highway construction and, though most people coming … Continue reading

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Speed limit on Freedom Blvd will not be lowered near Aptos High

Dear Street Smarts, Q: What are the chances or what needs to be done to designate the length of Freedom Boulevard from Soquel Drive to Shadowmere Way as a ‘School Zone’ with the speed limit lowered to 25 mph when … Continue reading

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Caltrans to close Hwy 9 between Santa Cruz and Felton Monday, expect detours

Come Monday, June 7, motorists who normally travel the portion of Highway 9 between Highway 1 in Santa Cruz and Felton will need to find another route. On that day, a Caltrans contractor is tentatively set to close that portion … Continue reading

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Don’t leave pets in cars this summer

With warm weather finally here, it’s important to remember not to leave your pets in your parked vehicle. When the mercury strikes 73 degrees, the temperature inside your car can reach 120 degrees in about half an hour. On a … Continue reading

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Watsonville traffic light fixed

Dear Street Smarts, Q:I’m writing concerning the sequencing of the traffic signal at the intersection of Airport Boulevard and Larkin Valley Road/Westgate Drive. If the current operation of the signal is an experiment, my vote is that it is a … Continue reading

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Traffic signal work planned on Soquel Avenue May 4

On Tuesday, May 4, the city of Santa Cruz will be making some upgrades to the signal light at Soquel and Hagemann avenues and Trevethan Street. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the traffic light will not be working, as … Continue reading

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The proper way to use turnouts

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’ve had a question for awhile about the proper use of turnouts on roads. I asked an officer once but never got a clear answer. I commute on Highway 9 from Boulder Creek to the San … Continue reading

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Salinas Road Groundbreaking Ceremony Friday

If you find yourself in the area of Highway 1 and Salinas Road Friday, April 23, you may stumble upon a party. Caltrans District 5 and the Transportation Agency of Monterey will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 1:30 p.m. to … Continue reading

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