King Street starts at the junction of Union Street and Mission Street. Going east it runs parallel to Mission Street two blocks over. One mile later it turns south at Mesa Lane and joins Mission Street again. King Street is known for speed bumps.
It is popular with bicyclists. There are no bike lanes.
There was an effort in the 1970's to get the name of King Street changed to King Junior Street. Efforts were made to discover for whom the street was named. There were many candidates; from as an early pioneer to a city worker. No evidence was found to support any claim. The effort to change the name of the street failed because not enough property owners along the street would agree. The effort was to honor a man who had never visited Santa Cruz.
Restaurants and Shopping
It is mostly residential.
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