About 15 years ago, the county was supposed to have addressed a major safety issue of residents along the eastern side of Santa Cruz at the “Y”. Northbound Santa Cruz traffic does not stop as Santa Cruz splits at the “Y”. There is a significant turn in the road, vehicles attempting to leave their properties do not have safe visibility and only seconds to exit their driveways.
The county was to provide these residences with the ability to activate the traffic lights at the “Y” to stop northbound Santa Cruz traffic so that vehicles could safely exit these properties. The county has either failed to install this provision or has let it lapse into disrepair and residents do not have a safe means of egress.
This also creates a very unsafe situation for pedestrians and cyclists since the resident has to concentrate on oncoming vehicular traffic and cannot observe others. Also, the sidewalk is totally inadequate.
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