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Aptos  Village Pedestrian Survey Results

Recently the association conducted a survey to determine the interest in and need for safe passage to Aptos Village. The 392 respondents to our survey overwhelmingly expressed a desire to be able to walk/bike from the surrounding areas to Aptos Village safely. There were an abundance of comments that truly painted a picture of what pedestrians experience when travelling to Aptos Village. We invite you to read the complete survey report so you can delve into the details of this issue. The association is using this survey to pursue local pedestrian infrastructure improvements that are years overdue.

June 2017 Pedestrian Survey Report 

Help us repair the Beachgate Trail!

The beloved Beachgate Trail that many Seacliff residents and visitors use to reach Seacliff State Beach was damaged by the winter storms. A pipe installed in 1924-25 has failed and while a permanent design and replacement is sought, temporary measures are needed to keep the trail open and safe next winter. The association has begun raising funds (see Human Race results below) but will need much more just to create a temporary way for the water from this pipe to flow for now without further deteriorating the trail.

View of broken pipe beneath the
Beachgate Trail in March, 2017.

Use our PayPal account to contribute funds for repairs…

Just include Beachgate Trail in the Comment field so we know to add it to funds already raised. We expect the cost of temporary repairs to be more than $10,000 so every donation helps!

Thank you!

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 Amazing Results for the 37th Annual Human Race!

Thank you everyone for your generous donations to the SIA’s participation in the 2017 Human Race!

With your help this year we raised a record:

$4,284.85!

This year our fundraising efforts will be used by the SIA toward the rebuilding of the Beachgate Trail that was damaged by the winter storms.

Special thanks to the SIA Human Race Team!

 

 

Thanks again for your support!

 

 

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Seacliff Downtown Undergrounding Update – June 2017

It seems each time we drive through downtown Seacliff lately there are cones to guide us through an ever-changing path. Fortunately, this part of the undergrounding is coming to an end on Center Avenue as the paving crew finishes work here and in the alley this week.  According to project foreman, Danny McKanna, the undergrounding is mostly complete with work now focusing on State Park Drive

As with all projects, surprises and challenges arise once construction begins and Seacliff is no exception. Matching the undergrounding plan with the upcoming County streetscape project revealed that placement of utility boxes on Broadway would need to be moved to accommodate the wall with the Seacliff Mural because the streetscape design predated the wall and mural construction. The utility boxes were originally designed to go where the Mural wall now sits.

Additionally, the utility boxes that need to be installed on State Park Drive in front of Sno-White Drive In were located in a flower bed that is being replaced by a retaining wall as part of the County streetscape project. It required both design and construction of the wall which took four months to complete by the County during the months when the County Public Works department was deluged with winter storm emergencies. Thankfully, construction has already begun and the sub contracted crew hopes to pour the wall this week. After it cures, utility boxes can be placed, another one-two week process.

After this, it is anticipated that it will take four more weeks to complete utility box installations along State Park Drive between Center Avenue to just beyond the railroad tracks at the Seacliff sign, crossing the road in three places.  During this time, please continue to drive slowly and cautiously in construction zones. Watch out for pedestrians, construction workers, kids and visitors!