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Is it easy to get around Santa Cruz by car? What would make it better?

lt_michael

No, it’s not easy to get around Santa Cruz by car and one of the major issues living on the Westside is Mission Street. People always want to make left-hand turns and there’s no turn lanes for a lot of it. Also, I’d have to say the way traffic is fed onto Highway 1 at the fishhook is absolutely horrendous. I don’t have a response to that but it’s diabolical.

Michael Olson

Santa Cruz | Technology Specialist

 

lt_nickIt’s easy on the Westside when you’re near up north, but it’s not as easy when you get into the populated areas. I think that if there was a bike lane that went on the freeway with wood on-ramps, then you could commute to Capitola way quicker.

Nick Freeman

Santa Cruz | Geologist

 

lt_morganI just moved from L.A., where we have really bad traffic, and driving around Santa Cruz seems like a dream compared to L.A. Everything seems to flow really well and it seems pretty easy to get around Santa Cruz by car.

Morgan Florea

Santa Cruz | Waitress

lt_winona

I don’t think there is anything you can do to make it better. It’s not on a grid formation it’s all determined by the river and very old neighborhoods and old streets. I live on the Westside and there is no direct way to get to downtown except Mission Street and it’s always clogged up.

Winona Hubbard

Santa Cruz | Publicist

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