Tag Archives: traffic light

Looking out for pedestrians

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The crosswalk button on the corner of Soquel and Mission drives, in front of Erik’s Deli, is not working. My employees have to cross back and forth on Soquel multiple times a day when going between … Continue reading

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The tourists are coming, install traffic signals in Capitola, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The tourist season is about to begin and the traffic nightmare in Capitola will also begin. The two four-way stop sign intersections on Bay Ave in Capitola need to be replaced by traffic signals. The intersections … Continue reading

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Traffic light timing at Mission, King working fine, Caltrans says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was so glad to hear that people had complained about the intersection of King and Mission streets (Street Smarts, 4/16). I live on the upper Westside of Santa Cruz, and at 8 a.m. and 2:30 … Continue reading

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Stopping on Laurel Street hill difficult for stick shift drivers, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Could you ask the city why the top of Laurel Street hill is not timed with the stop lights by Louden Nelson? It used to be that cars would not be stopped there when reaching the … Continue reading

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Signal light placement has drivers seeing the wrong color, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Love your column. I learn a lot each time I read it. The traffic lights in front of the Silver Spur Restaurant: There are two sets of lights within 25 meters. They are so close, often … Continue reading

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Stop light at Laurel, California working fine, city says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I drive up to UC Santa Cruz going through downtown and have noticed that when I reach the hill at Laurel and California streets, I come to a red light. In the past, I thought the … Continue reading

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Triggering the green light 101

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Every time me and my buddy, TrugDog, come to a stop light, he bugs me to ‘move up a little bit’ to ‘activate the sensor,’ as if there is some hidden sensor to activate the green … Continue reading

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Are innocent drivers caught in the crossfire of Capitola’s red light camera?, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I just read your column this morning about the red light camera at 41st Avenue and Clares Street and have a comment. Someone official should observe that camera for a period of time. The other day … Continue reading

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Reader questions yellow light timing on 41st Ave.

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I would like your help in getting more information about a red light camera situation at 41st Avenue and Clares Street. I got a $489 ticket there recently and when I went for arraignment in traffic … Continue reading

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Bicycle detection at traffic signals

Bicycle Detection at Traffic Signals Editor’s note: Todays blog comes courtesy of Cheryl Schmitt, bicycle coordinator for Santa Cruz’s public works department. Her submission hopes to educate cyclists about getting traffic signals to see them and go from red to … Continue reading

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