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Re: Bike Lanes on El Camino Real in Menlo Park?

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Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:08:54 -0700

I'm a fellow bicyclist but I find that whether or not the bike lane is added, it won't cut down on traffic...example would be check out the bike lanes near SJSU...yes they look awesome but still doesn't reduce traffic...raise up gas prices to $7.00 a gallon and see whether the bike is needed...keep up the great work Mr. Duboc

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> On Aug 19, 2015, at 4:05 PM, Menlo Park's Future <menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
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> Bike Lanes on El Camino Real in Menlo Park?
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> Fellow Residents.
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> On Tuesday, our City Council will be studying one hot topic:
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> whether to eliminate parking and add a lane of auto traffic to El Camino Real in Menlo Park.
> whether to eliminate parking and add a bike lane.
> whether to eliminate parking and add a buffered bike lane.
> Or whether to leave ECR as it is now. [Note that adding a right-hand turn lane at Ravenswood has been budgeted but is not factored into the current discussion, and should relieve traffic northbound.]
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> Here are some questions I hope the City Council will address:
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> 1. Extrapolating out to 2035, the automobile traffic will supposedly decrease on ECR if the buffered bike lane option (#3) is offered. I hope the council will ask: where will the traffic go? Will it go in the neighborhoods as well as onto the also jammed Middlefield Road?
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> 2. Where will the bikers go when they reach the north and south borders of Menlo Park since neither Atherton or Palo Alto have bike lanes on ECR.
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> 3. What will our liability be if we deliberately invite bikers, kids and tourists to travel this high volume road with 60-plus curb cuts? And hazardous intersections? Is the installation of bike lanes irresponsible?
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> I hope the Council will direct staff to design a safe north- south bike route that links to existing bike routes in Palo Alto and San Mateo County—one that puts bikes, not more cars, in the neighborhoods.
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> The bike lobby is very aggressively pushing for bike lanes on ECR. I encourage you to share your thoughts with the City City.council_at_(domainremoved)
> — and with me.
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> Lee Duboc (menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
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