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2014 Bicycle Observation Survey begins

Now through June 15, volunteers with the Community Traffic Safety Coalition will fan out at 50 schools and major intersections countywide to watch the riding habits of bicyclists as part of the 2014 Bicycle Observation Survey. Armed with a clipboard and … Continue reading

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Culvert work on Hwy 152

Granite Construction of Watsonville is performing some culvert repair work on behalf of Caltrans along Highway 152 near Hecker Pass. A small culvert failed east of Casserly/Carlton roads near Watsonville. The $125,000 project aims to improve roadway stability. Drivers are reminded … Continue reading

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People Power rolls out new ‘Sustainable Transportation Awards’

At its annual fundraising dinner Sunday, Oct. 6, People Power will honor people who have spent the past year working toward advancing sustainable transportation projects around the count. The nominations fall into two categories — local government and community program … 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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Strawberry Festival to cause road closure, detour in Watsonville this weekend

Expect detours along Highway 152 between Lake Avenue and 2nd Street beginning 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 through 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 a the city makes way for the 19th Annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival. All traffic lanes in both … 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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Reader video tapes, publishes bad driving behavior

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’ve started a YouTube channel to spread awareness about some of the unsafe driving habits in our county. I bought a dash cam, and will be recording every drive. I’ve based my channel off other YouTube … Continue reading

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Everyone is on the hook for following road rules, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Frequently we see letters complaining about the behavior of specific groups of people. On May 18, one such letter complained about ‘Bicyclists ignoring laws.’ People ignore laws. People driving vehicles ignore laws. People riding motorcycles ignore … Continue reading

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Proper driving etiquette when the road adds a travel lane

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’m hoping you can clear up some confusion we have about the intersection at Clares Street and 40th Avenue in Capitola. While driving east, there are two lanes on Clares, but when you go through the … Continue reading

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Ford recalls 5,600 vehicles due to child safety concerns

Ford is recalling 5,675 vehicles because the rear left door child lock was built incorrectly, allowing it to be opened from the inside, increasing the risk of injury to an unrestrained child. The vehicles impacted by the recall are the … Continue reading

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