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From: domainremoved <Sue>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:07:01 -0700

The road closure at Alma/Ravenswood has made the intersection LESS safe.
Since you can no longer turn from Ravenswood onto Alma, people (including
myself) are parking on Alma north of Ravenswood and walking across the
crosswalk. The pedestrians, not the cars, are what causes the backup onto
the train tracks. Cars clear the intersection rapidly, but pedestrians take
much longer to cross the street. And we pedestrians need to cross TWICE,
thus causing much more backup.


We all feel sorry for the lady who was hit by the Caltrain, but considering
the number of cars who have used this intersection for many decades, there
have been very few incidents. It wasn't broke, so please put it back the
way it was. If you must keep the barriers, at least increase the length of
time people can park on Laurel near the police department. The lot on
Laurel is always full of city cars, so library patrons have to park on the


Sue Kayton

1854 Doris Drive

Menlo Park



Received on Wed Jun 17 2015 - 19:04:20 PDT

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