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Diagonal Curb Ramps Often Put Pedestrians in Danger and Confuse Drivers About Pedestrian Intentions

Diagonal curb ramps force pedestrians descending the ramp to proceed into the intersection before turning left or right to cross the street. This pdf file outlines the dangers, compares some examples of dangerous diagonal curb ramps within the city of Santa Cruz with FHWA recommendations for safer curb construction.

New: Pedestrian Access Report Form

Just say "no" to cracked sidwalks, walkways blocked by vehicles or overgrown vegetation and other pedestrian hazards with the Community Traffic Safety Coalition's new Pedestrian Access Report form. Community members are encouraged to use the form to report any obstacles they encounter while walking to the appropriate public works department.

Download printable pdf version of Pedestrian Access Form here.

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Mission Pedestrian is an organization of residents, business people, and neighbors who live and work in Santa Cruz. We support safe, comprehensive, convenient, accessible and attractive pedestrian travel ways.

We believe vibrant business districts and livable neighborhoods facilitate foot traffic between businesses and between homes and businesses. Our mission is to improve the pedestrian environment in Santa Cruz.

We encourage you to use this web site to arm yourself with useful information, voice your opinions, share ideas, and build a strong, supportive, pedestrian advocacy community here in Santa Cruz.

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Last Updated on Monday, 16-Jul-2007 13:36:38 PDT