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RE: Questions re Santa Cruz sidewalks

From: Murphy, Justin I C <"Murphy,>
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2016 00:55:21 +0000

Hi Patti,

Sorry I that I couldn’t respond to you sooner.

The face of the new vertical curb would be placed at approximately the center of the striped line that is closest to the current gutter. This would most likely mean that the trash, recycling and yard waste bins would be placed in the bike lanes on collection days. The two-foot wide striped buffer will help provide additional room for cyclists to avoid the bins.

In regard to the paving, yes, the intent is to grind and resurface the bike lanes.

If you have follow up questions, please let me know.

Thanks,
Justin Murphy
Public Works Director


From: Patti L Fry [mailto:pattilfry_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2016 11:53 AM
To: _CCIN
Subject: Fwd: Questions re Santa Cruz sidewalks

Dear CIty,
Could someone please respond to clarify where the new sidewalks and curb will be, and what that means on the weekdays when recycling bins are out? Living very near Santa Cruz Avenue, I am very aware of the number of schoolkids and other residents who bike on Santa Cruz and am concerned for their safety if recycling bins will be in the bike lanes with the proposed sidewalk design.

See the attached photos. One is taken at San Mateo Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue looking towards downtown. It shows the lines for the bike lane. Will the new curb be at the line closest to the current gutter?

The other photos were taken yesterday morning when the recycling bins were out. With the sidewalks as designed, will the recycling bins end up in the bike lane?

Thanks for clarification.

Patti Fry
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From: Patti L Fry <pattilfry_at_(domainremoved)
Date: Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 4:52 PM
Subject: Questions re Santa Cruz sidewalks
To: city.council_at_(domainremoved)ty.council_at_(domainremoved)


Dear council,
A couple questions about the proposed sidewalk design:
1 - is it true that the new sidewalk will be located essentially where pedestrians currently have to walk (I.e. At and into the street next to the current gutter)? If so, where would recycling bins be expected to be placed on the day before and day of recycling pickup? Today, they are in the street next to the gutter, not in the bike lane but if the sidewalk is installed in that area, it appears that the bins would have to be placed in the bike lane. Since the larger bins are about 34" front to back, that seems to be a large intrusion into the bike lanes heavily traveled by schoolkids. Pickup day, and the before, are both on weekdays (schooldays).
2 - will the bike lanes be repaved as part of the sidewalk and new gutter installation? In most places, the lanes have very uneven surfaces, some due to residual divots from the "street furniture" removal 14 years ago, some more recent when bike lanes were restriped. From Tuesday's discussion it sounded as if there were no plans to repave Santa Cruz for quite a while.

Btw, whenever it is repaved, we hope that noise reducing surface material is used. It makes a big difference on this heavily traveled road.

I understand the design is intended to preserve private fences/walls and plantings in the city right of way (4' on each side of the street remains unused in the design). I applaud this consideration but only if the design doesn't make things less safe for children on bikes. They currently have a wide area in which to bike - lane, buffer, and pedestrian area if necessary. They often use it all when biking in groups! The sidewalk placement and location for recycling bins could reduce the area a lot.
Thanks in advance for clarifying the design.
Patti fry
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Received on Fri Mar 04 2016 - 17:00:10 PST

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