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.
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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