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Removing Parking on Santa Cruz Ave not a good idea

From: Ambuhl, Elizabeth <"Ambuhl,>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 22:34:22 +0000

I agree with my neighbors who state:

I am quite surprised that the city is willing to eliminate all parking on SCA in order to have 8 + ft wide bike lanes and to preserve residential encroachments on the public right of way.
I live across the street from St Raymonds and see a great number of people coming to the Church for services, weddings, and funerals. Same for the Presbyterian church. Plus I see pickups doing rehabs and gardens. I'm an atheist and do my own garden but I'm not a jerk. Where will these people park?
There may be little need for parking from Windsor west to Oliver but I see great demand for parking from Windsor east to Johnson.
Apparently the plan calls for reducing the 8+ ft bike lane near the heritage trees. Maybe we can do the same where parking is a premium, from Windsor to Johnson, and/or carve back the city right of way to allow parking where it is vital.
Speak now. I believe we should accommodate sidewalks, bikes, and parking from Windsor to Johnson.

Instead of eliminating parking, what about replacing the continuous middle lane with discrete turn lanes with parking eliminated only at the turn lanes? I think we could live with just 3 turn lanes: going west at Fremont and Olive: going east at Arbor. (Do we really need a turn lane at Johnson for the Sunday crowd?)... Others claim they need the middle lane just for turning left onto SCA during commute hours (I question the logic here). A possible solution is a couple stop signs on SCA to put gaps in the traffic.

Best regards,

E. Ambuhl
Received on Thu May 28 2015 - 15:30:50 PDT

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