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October, 2013: Please come and participate in a special forum with Supervisor John Leopold. Monday, October 28, 7:30 p.m., Live Oak Grange. See details at the right (or if you're on a mobile device, below).
June, 2013: Try using the bus to hike from the Big Basin Park Headquarters to Waddell Beach. A complete description (with useful maps) is here.
March, 2013: METRO has greatly enhanced the Highway 17 Express bus service, adding six new weekday trips and improving the connections to both Caltrain and the Capitol Corridor. Click here for details.
February, 2013: We've added a new page, describing Car-free hikes. At the moment there are descriptions of good hikes in the Fall Creek watershed. Check it out. We expect to add more hikes in this category.
Anytime: Be sure to write to us (click here) if you have any comments or suggestions or if something about this website does not work for you.
Coming up: a FORUM
John Leopold to talk and answer questions:
Monday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.,
Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Avenue.
YOU ARE INVITED. Here is a map.
First District Supervisor John Leopold, who is a knowledgeable and influential voice on our Regional Transportation Commission, will share with us what is happening in the back rooms: What lies in the future for transportation in Santa Cruz County? Where are we going, and how will we get there?
Bring your questions, your comments and your input. This forum is being co-sponsored with us by People Power.
Meanwhile, try breaking up a traffic jam:
For those of you who might (we hope only occasionally) drive a car on some freeway: This is Bill Beaty, who describes how a single driver can often break up a traffic jam. He has a blog right here that provides a detailed discussion. (There's some interesting physics involved here.)
Try viewing the video in fullscreen mode.
If you're driving a car and there are pedestrians around, speed matters a lot. Data for this graph come from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Here's another good video:
This one has the renowned planner Peter Calthorpe describing Transit Oriented Development. It's also best viewed in the fullscreen mode.