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how grade seps can benefit Menlo Park

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Date: Sat, 2 May 2015 17:14:52 -0400

Dear Councilmembers,
About grade separations. This will be one of, if not the most,
consequential projects for our City. It can open up the city or increase the east-west
divide. .
Having been through this process, here are some things to think about:
1. Raised grade seps will probably extend to all crossings in Menlo
Park, not just Ravenswood.
2. Please try to get Caltrain to build the aqueduct-style, raised grade
seps, shown below, not a solid wall. Look at the grade seps as an
opportunity to open the area between Burgess, Alma St and ECR, and to use the area
under the seps for useful purposes, food stands, bike facilities, paths.
3. It is worth emptying the reserves of our City to make sure that this
project is done in a way that benefits our city.
4. Please also try to check independently for the most advanced
technology available for creating Grade seps. . Could the grade seps be
prefabricated? Could we avoid a shoofly? In circa 2004 Professor Nick Warty
demonstrated how we could avoid a shoofly with a partially lowered roadway and a
partially raised track.
Thanks for thinking about these ideas.
Mickie--incase rendering didn't show up in this email, please see the
Mickie Winkler
650-473-9722 home
650-335-5540 mobile
Menlo Park, Ca

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