Traffic Calming Trash Can Sticker Bicycle
Ride n' Stride Safety Program
Traffic Calming Trash Can Sticker
This program provides residents with a highly visible sticker to remind motorists to drive slowly. Santa Cruz City residents can request a free sticker by clicking here.
Bicycle Traffic School
The Bicycle Traffic School Program is
a coordinated program involving law enforcement, the traffic court,
and the education services of Santa Cruz County’s cycling
community to identify and educate cyclists at risk. Bicyclists that
are given tickets for traffic violations may have the option of
attending a class on how to safely use a bicycle in traffic in lieu
of paying the moving violation fine.
The class is also open to the members of the
Click here for more information.
Ride n' Stride Bicycle
and Pedestrian Safety Program
Through this program, elementary school children participate in
safe walking and biking workshops conducted at schools throughout
the county. Available in both English and Spanish, the presentations
cover helmet use, traffic rules, and safe crossing.
Each school year, over 3,000 students receive bike and pedestrian
safety presentations. Annual random pre and post-tests consistently
show at least a 25% increase in knowledge.
For more information, contact Kithy Chavez at
Pace Car Program
This program focuses on slowing traffic in neighborhoods and on local streets
to make streets safer for children, pedestrians and bicyclists. Pace
car volunteers sign a pledge to drive within the speed limit, stop
for pedestrians, drive courteously, and display a Pace Car Sticker
on their vehicles. Pace car drivers act as "mobile speed bumps,"
slowing the flow of traffic behind them. The more Pace car drivers
in a neighborhood the better it works.
Register to be a pace car driver and "sign" the Pace Car
Pledge. You will receive your sticker in the mail.
Registration for Pace Car Program
County Bike and Pedestrian Work Group Safe
Routes to School Construction
South County Bike and Pedestrian Work
The work group implements activities that address
the unique strengths and needs of south county. Projects include:
Participate in a community events
by distributing traffic safety educational materials
Support the Bike to Work/School effort in South County
Conduct traffic safety surveys as needed
Distribute Public Service Announcements about pedestrian,
bicyclist and motorist safety
Click here to view the complete South
County Work Plan for 2009/2012 (PDF file).
Safe Routes to School
This program, supported by the Coalition since 1999, is aimed at
increasing safe walking and bicycling to school. Safe Routes to
School gives children the opportunity to be more active, decreasing
the risk of obesity in children.
Maps have been created in North County for:
Bay View Elementary
Westlake Elementary (Bicycle)
Westlake Elementary (Pedestrian)
Del Mar Elementary
In South County maps have been created for:
Mintie White Elementary
Ann Soldo Elementary
Ongoing Safe Routes to School activities may
of safe bike and pedestrian routes
Advocacy for infrastructure improvements
Parent education and outreach
Organizing walking school buses and bike trains
Promoting student and parent bicycle helmet use
Participating in Walk to School Day
Construction Site Safety
In 2000, the Community Traffic Safety Coalition developed recommended
guidelines to protect the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians, and
disabled travelers during road construction (PDF version below).
Since 2006, the Coalition has been working on a project to ensure
the the guidelines are being used by construction safety managers
by working with construction companies, public works departments
and the media.
Safety Guidelines (PDF file)
Check out the complete Community
Traffic Safety Work Plan for 2010/2012 and the proposed Work
Plan for 2012/2014 (PDF files).
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