September 12: We have endorsed
Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, Kayla Kumar and Alicia Kuhl for
the Santa Cruz City Council. A summary appears in the
first header image above, and all the details are posted
We have added three columns by Stephen Kessler about
the proposal to bury a new library in a big GARAGE in
Downtown Santa Cruz. You may read them by clicking
Click here for a few photos of new
Rail Trail construction.
April 19: To enhance our efforts
to ensure the creation of a beautiful and effective
Downtown Commons in Downtown Santa Cruz, there is a new
website, entitled “Alternatives to a
Downtown Parking Garage”.
Editorial, published in the Sentinel, by several
Downtown business owners who are opposed to a new
garage and in favor of a Downtown Commons.
We're in the Process of Creating a New Website
Thanks to Rick Longinotti, Bruce Van Allen, John Hall
and Agora Media Services, a new website
is being created for the Campaign for Sustainable
Transportation. We urge you to check it out. It's
This new site has lots of good information, including
A Scorecard that Shows where Santa Cruz City
Council Candidates stand on our issues.
Click here for details.
Alternatives to a Parking Garage,
Alternatives to Expanding
Safe Streets and
Sustainable Land Use Planning.
along with several other useful
Voices from the Village interviews John Hall, Karen Simmons
and Bob Morgan on Youtube—an excellent review of
the issues related to the proposed garage on Lot #4,
the future of our Downtown Library, and the how to create a
beautiful and promising Downtown Commons.
You can watch this good one right
here. It's a half-hour video.
New Rail Trail construction on the Westside of Santa
Here below are some photos of new mini-segments of the
Rail Trail, taken on the afternoon of May 11, 2020.
These are in the stretch between Bay Street and Dufour
Street, although work now is extending west from Dufour
almost to Younglove Avenue and the Mission Street
The first photo is taken from Bay Street looking west.
The second is from Lennox Street east toward Bay Street. The
third is from Palm Street east toward Lennox and Bay Streets,
and the fourth is from Palm Street west toward Dufour.
The trail is on the ocean side of the tracks in this
stretch. Ride your bike down and have a look.