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Bikes on El Camino

From: domainremoved <Janet>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:52:14 -0700

To the city council,
There is no point in encouraging bikers to ride on El Camino in Menlo Park when the conditions on El Camino in Palo Alto and Atherton do not support and are treacherous for bikers!!! We need to imagine where the bike commuter will need to get to after leaving Menlo Park! The existing established bike route in Palo Alto is Bryant Street and we can access it from the Alma Street bike bridge at San Francisquito Creek. Until we build a tunnel under the tracks at Middle for riders to and from west Menlo we should improve and extend a partially existing bike trail along the West side of the train tracks behind the Big Five, Bev Mo parking lot and behind the former Tesla lot. We should not use Santa Cruz or Menlo Avenue for bikers, they are heavy with cars and parking and Menlo Ave is too narrow. For bikers crossing El Camino we should use Roble, which is wide, (add some bike lane stripes here) and Middle and Cambridge which flow safely into the parking lots with a traffic signal. The riders on this train side bike
 trail can cross the tracks at Ravenswood to get onto Alma southbound to Palo Alto, and use Ravenswood for those going to and from Menlo-Atherton High School, Burgess, etc. and to the nice bike path along Middlefield for northbound riders. The train side bike path should continue north of Ravenswood until Glenwood/Valparaiso for access to and from the Middlefield trail via Glenwood, and to the best route northbound, Alameda de las Pulgas, via Valparaiso.
I hope these ideas help with planning usable bike routes in Menlo Park.
Janet Moody

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Received on Mon Aug 24 2015 - 16:50:29 PDT

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