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Cyclists: take the traffic lane, choose alternate route at Soquel from B40 to Ocean

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Once again, I am writing to ask why there is no bicycle lane from the Branciforte Street intersection with Soquel Avenue to Ocean Street. Bicyclists are forced to ride on the sidewalk, risk their lives, and … Continue reading

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Parking remains free for disabled placard, license plate holders

Dear Street Smarts, Q: With all the talk of parking meter rate increases in Santa Cruz, how will this effect those with handicap parking placards or plates? Have not seen that mentioned in any of the Sentinel articles. Thanks, Jack … Continue reading

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Scenic trail network final master plan released

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trial Network project’s final master plan is available for the public’s perusal. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission has released the document that defines the proposed bicycle and pedestrian trail adjacent to the Santa … Continue reading

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Rail right of way – Current and future uses

Editor’s note: Today’s Street Smarts column, about the future uses of the rail right of way, was submitted by Karena Pushnik, senior transportation planner with the Regional Transportation Commission for Santa Cruz County. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, … Continue reading

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Comment period continues on draft EIR for Monterey Bay Scenic Trail

Public comment is still being accepted for the draft environmental impact report on the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network Draft Master Plan. Released last month by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, the document explains the project, a … Continue reading

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New East Cliff Drive path for bikes and pedestrians, county says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: On Sunday evening, my wife and I took our dog for a stroll along the newly-renovated East Cliff Drive. What a great improvement! However, our evening stroll was made less enjoyable because of one thing – … Continue reading

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“Honker of a pothole” in Forest of Nisene Marks, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’m writing this with one hand, as I broke my wrist recently falling off my bike. The cause? A honker of a pothole on the road into Nisene Marks from Aptos Village. It’s in the worst … Continue reading

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