| PACE CAR PROGRAM
What is the Neighborhood Pace Car Program?
Making neighborhoods safer places to walk,
drive and bicycle is the mission of the citizen-based Pace Car program.
How does it work?
Pace car volunteers sign a pledge to drive within
the speed limit, stop for pedestrians, drive courteously, and display
a Pace Car Sticker on their vehicles. Pace car drivers act as mobile
speed bumps, slowing the flow of traffic behind them. The more
Pace car drivers in a neighborhood the better it works.
What are the benefits of being a Pace
You make neighborhood streets much safer for everyone
- children, pedestrians, bicyclists, and even pets.
Drivers are much better equipped to stop on demand
when driving the speed limit.
You slow people behind you and set an example for those
drivers beside you. You are not impeding traffic if you are
driving the speed limit!
You will help curb the noise on our streets.
Your awareness and appreciation of neighborhoods increases
as you are able to observe friends, architecture, gardens,
What can I do?
Become a Pace car driver.
Register to be a pace car driver and sign the Pace Car
Pledge. Next, choose a sticker to place on your vehicle. You will
receive your sticker in the mail.
Encourage your neighbors to become Pace car drivers.
The more people who join, the better it works. Tell your neighbors
about this website so they can sign up to be Pace Car Drivers.
For presentations to community groups, contact the Community
Traffic Safety Coalition at 454-4141
Who supports the Pace car program?
Through the work of traffic-calming guru David Engwich, Pace Car
is an international program. Locally, the cities of Santa Cruz and
Capitola initiated their own Pace Car programs. The Santa Cruz County
Community Traffic Safety Coalition is working to make Pace Car a
Pace Car Registration Form
For further information about the Pace Car Program please
Pace Car Pledge
Recognizing that my car impacts the livability
of other residents' streets, just as theirs impacts mine,
I hereby pledge to:
Drive within the speed limit.
Minimize my own car use.
Stop to let pedestians cross.
Display my Pace Car sticker.
Reclaim my street.
Have fun while caring about others.
Pace Car Sticker One
Pace Car Sticker Two
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