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RE: Crosswalk-Alma/Ravenswood -DO NOT MOVE

From: Nagaya, Nicole H <"Nagaya,>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 18:41:26 -0700

Hi Ms. Bardas,

Thank you for your email. Relocating the crosswalk at Ravenswood and Alma is not part of the staff recommendation tonight. The recommendation includes installing a temporary median to eliminate left-turns and the eastbound right-turn from Ravenswood to Alma on a 6-month trial basis, but to leave the crosswalk in place. If approved, during the trial, we would continue to monitor how the intersection is used - number of pedestrians, vehicle yielding rates, and whether vehicle queuing back to the rail crossing has been improved with the changes.

Following the trial, staff would a report back to the Council, and at that time additional improvements could be evaluated. These may include installing a traffic signal, relocating the crosswalk, or restoring the current condition - or others that may come to light in evaluating the trial modifications.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Best,
Nikki

Nicole H. Nagaya, P.E.
Transportation Manager
City of Menlo Park
P: 650.330.6781
e: nhnagaya_at_(domainremoved)

From: Sandy Bardas [mailto:sandyb_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 6:18 PM
To: _CCIN; frriends_at_(domainremoved)icole H
Subject: Crosswalk-Alma/Ravenswood -DO NOT MOVE

Moving the crosswalk would really inconvenience pedestrians and cyclists who are going to the library, city offices, police station or any of the sports complexes.
Since most of these people come from the west side, it is unreasonable to think they they would walk out of their way just to reach a crosswalk.
Please make the changes in vehicular traffic, not pedestrian and cyclist traffic. Otherwise, we may have another horrible accident.
Why not put a traffic light linked to the train as a safety feature for cars, bikes and pedestrians? That seems to be the quickest solution until a long term resolution can be reached.
Sandy Bardas
1343 Hoover St.
Received on Tue May 05 2015 - 18:37:26 PDT

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