Tag Archives: traffic 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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‘No U-Turn’ sign needs better positioning, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was disappointed in your treatment of Mr. Jim Walt’s problem (published in Street Smarts March 31) with the signage at the Highway 1, Highway 9, North River Street intersection. The signage there is positively wretched. … Continue reading

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Confusing signs in Soquel Village contribute to traffic snarls, says reader

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The sign on Soquel Drive at Main Street in the Soquel Village indicates two lanes that can travel straight through the intersection of Soquel and Porter when you can only go straight through the intersection from … Continue reading

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New changes to Clares aims to improve traffic flow on 41st Ave., city says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I recently noticed a new sign on Clares Street and 41st Avenue that does not allow a right turn on a red light. This is a very busy intersection that is many times blocked by cars … Continue reading

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Interpretation is everything

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I always enjoy your columns and now I have a question for all of your readers who drive Soquel Avenue and turn north on River Street. Exactly what does that sign there mean that says: “No … Continue reading

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Sign at Henry Cowell State Park misleading in light of Hwy 9 construction, reader says

  Dear Street Smarts, Q: As you exit Henry Cowell Redwood State Park’s day use area onto Highway 9, there is a sign directly ahead that says, “Santa Cruz 6 miles,” with a left facing arrow. Folks who aren’t local … Continue reading

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‘Share the Road’ signs on the way to Bean Creek Road

Earlier this month, Street Smarts published a letter from a concerned cyclist who frequented Bean Creek Road. Kathy Ferraro, of Santa Cruz, was concerned about drivers using the wrong side of the road to navigate blind curves on the winding, mountainous … 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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When it’s OK to make a U-turn

Today’s blog topic, the do’s and don’t of making U-turns, comes courtesy of the Department of Motor Vehicles and the California Driver Handbook. The definition of a U-turn is the act of turning around on a street to go back … Continue reading

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Aptos Pines resident seeks relief from school-bound traffic on Freedom Boulevard

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am a resident at the Aptos Pines Mobile Home Park at 7515 Freedom Boulevard in Aptos. Every morning when Aptos High School is in session, the traffic going into the school blocks access to our … Continue reading

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