Santa Cruz Metro just posted up the agenda for their October 28 board meeting. Attached to the agenda was a letter from Capitola resident Bill Delaney. He asked Metro to consider a routing change for buses that use the Capitola Mall transit center on 41st Avenue. 41st has the highest traffic volume of any local street in Capitola and ranks pretty highly for all of Santa Cruz County traffic volume. Traffic frequently backs up onto Highway 1 from 41st. Delaney asks the board to consider a change in the existing route, which uses Clares Street to get from the mall to 41st.
Delaney is pretty well informed (he had written to the board, the RTD and letters to the editor on Capitola traffic issues previously and he generally makes good sense) so I don’t discount his suggestions out of hand — he may very well have a good idea in his re-routing suggestion — but one thing popped out at me: