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Is it easy to get around Santa Cruz by car? What would make it better?

lt_michael

No, it's not easy to get around Santa Cruz by car and one of the major issues living on the Westside is Mission Street. People always want to make left-hand turns and there's no turn lanes for a lot of it. Also, I'd have to say the way traffic is fed onto Highway 1 at the fishhook is absolutely horrendous. I don’t have a response to that but it's diabolical.

Michael Olson

Santa Cruz | Technology Specialist

 

lt_nickIt's easy on the Westside when you’re near up north, but it's not as easy when you get into the populated areas. I think that if there was a bike lane that went on the freeway with wood on-ramps, then you could commute to Capitola way quicker.

Nick Freeman

Santa Cruz | Geologist

 

lt_morganI just moved from L.A., where we have really bad traffic, and driving around Santa Cruz seems like a dream compared to L.A. Everything seems to flow really well and it seems pretty easy to get around Santa Cruz by car.

Morgan Florea

Santa Cruz | Waitress


lt_winona

I don’t think there is anything you can do to make it better. It's not on a grid formation it's all determined by the river and very old neighborhoods and old streets. I live on the Westside and there is no direct way to get to downtown except Mission Street and it's always clogged up.

Winona Hubbard

Santa Cruz | Publicist

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written by Winona, March 12, 2012
Delaware is far from direct and King is only somewhat better but the paving on the western part of King is horrible. Of course I ride King all the time but it's no fun on a bike. The widening of Mission was in its planning stage for 20 YEARS yet no provision was made for bicycles. When I saw that no bike lane was being provided on Mission during the widening, I contacted whoever was in charge at that point. They said that King was to be the bike route. Well, how about some decent paving??
buses not cars
written by lisa loves buses, May 11, 2011
Our community needs buses so we can all flow along together . Buses = economic and accessible transport; less pollution; less gas usage and more community
dump your car and ride the bus instead
written by lisa loves buses, May 11, 2011
Support Santa Cruz Metrobus; transport for all. Our community needs buses so everyone can flow along not just people with cars
Westside to downtown
written by Wilde Gurl, May 11, 2011
Winona-
I never take Mission. Have you tried King Street or Delaware?

GT -
Have you heard it's BIKE Week this week?

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