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5th Avenue in Santa Cruz is near the Santa Cruz Harbor. It is just over 2,000 feet long. From Carmel Street to Eaton Street, 5th Avenue is one-way going north. From Carmel Street going south to a road barrier it is two-way traffic. From the barrier going south to the East Cliff Drive, 5th Avenue is one-way (going south).
The traffic barrier on 5th Avenue is to prevent accidents with merging traffic from Lake Avenue.
Bike-Friendliness From Carmel Street to Eaton Street, 5th Avenue is a slight incline going north. Traffic is light. From Carmel Street going south to the barrier, there is a manageable downhill slope. Bicycles can easily get past the barrier. Going South from the Barrier, 5th Avenue has a bike lane all the way to East Cliff Drive. Public Transportation Bus route crosses 5th Avenue at Eaton Street. Bus Route is on East Cliff Drive south end of 5th Avenue. Bus stop is on 5th Avenue near the Santa Cruz Harbor
Restaurants and Shopping
At Santa Cruz Harbor near 5th Avenue.