A Level of Service “improvement” project for Scotts Valley, CA

I live in a small town of 12,000 people in the Santa Cruz Mountains which received funding to rework a major intersection in town. The final design misses several opportunities to improve the intersection for those traveling on foot and on bike.

Scotts Valley: Mt Hermon / Scotts Valley Drive / Whispering Pines "Operational Improvement" plan

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Breakfast at Mollie’s

I visited the Bike To Work Day breakfast station at Mollie’s Country Cafe in Scotts Valley, CA this morning, but first, take a look at this gas station sign I biked past on the way there.


$4.63 gallon

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My LBS sponsors high school mountain biking

My teenage son started asking about mountain bike racing a couple of months ago so this is timely: Scotts Valley Cyclesport and Santa Cruz Pasta Factory have announced a competetive high school mountain bike race team for students in Scotts Valley and the San Lorenzo Valley.

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Monday morning report

I’ve lived in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California for almost four years now. When I ride from home, I usually hit the mountain roads and go straight up to the summit, or I shoot down to the Coast Highway and go north towards Half Moon Bay. Believe it or not, I’ve never gone south through Aptos by bike before this last weekend. Soquel Road is pretty nice, especially once you get past Cabrillo College.

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