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SAFE Issue #2 - Santa Cruz Speed


Oct 17, 2017:       Safety Issue Pending Implementation
County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to change the speed limit for two segments of our corridor:  Alameda from the "Y" to Harkens will now be set to 25 mph 
Santa Cruz from the "Y" to Sand Hill Rd will also be set to 25 mph
Effective date requires 30 days to take affect  -- mid-November.

Sep 20, 2017:
Supervisor Don Horsley provided information that reducing the speed on this section of Santa Cruz to 25 mph is on the Board of Supervisor's agenda for Oct 17th.  Please click that link for details.


Provides full Safety Issue details as PDFSanta Cruz Ave, thru Sand Hill to the “Y” at Alameda de las Pulgas, is a short 1,200 foot section of road way that experiences a very high accident rate, injuries, costly property damage, and deaths.  The paramount safety issue is speed




Click on the File link below to see the full Safety Issue and proposed solution options.  Have a suggestion or concern? Enter your Comment below.


Roadside speed limit and warning signs on this section of SCA are difficult for drivers to see and usually not seen by drivers, especially northbound. As one of the proposed solutions I suggest an overhead sign that spans SCA.

the high speed which the county allows along Santa Cruz Avenue, including in the narrow section between the "Y" and the Avy 4-way stop, makes normal neighborhood activities - walking dogs, walking children to school, cycling - extremely dangerous. The number of driveways suggests that slower speed limits are needed. Traffic mitigation along the Alameda -4 lanes - must not divert traffic to this 2-lane section of Santa Cruz.

A reduction from 35 to 25 may help, but which agency has omitted to enforcement? Many cars in the late evening and all day on the weekends believe that the strip of Santa Cruz from The Alameda to Sand Hill is the proper place to "open her up". Many of these cars are traveling beyond 50 mph and will do the same with the speed limit @ 25. No enforcement = No change.

There have been multiple accidents, including one today, Nov 29, 2017 where the drivers fall asleep and crash. Speed bumps coming into the intersection would be effective in slowing people down and alerting them. Another option would be to install pavement bumps that would similarly alert drivers.

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