This connecting section of Santa Cruz Ave, between the Sand Hill and the “Y” does not have marked bike lanes nor does it have any on pavement guidance for how cyclists, vehicles, and parked cars are all to co-exist on the roadway.
As it pertains to Solution Option #8.4, the removal of the short but dangerous 3rd NB lane on Santa Cruz, there are some new videos to help clarify the problem and proposed solution option.
- -- Video-Removal of 3rd Lane on NB Santa Cruz [NEW]
- -- Video-Dangerous 3rd Lane on NB Santa Cruz [NEW]
- -- Video-Running the Red at the Y [NEW]
The most critical area is the east side, as there are 26 driveways, a busy intersection, parked cars, a high rate of speed, high traffic volume, and that dangerous addition of a 3rd traffic lane right before the Y. Santa Cruz has unusual road conditions: reduced visibility, road curves, a high amount of lane changes by motorists, a very dangerous intersection to negotiate at the “Y”, and an unacceptable high accident occurrence.
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