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Re: ECR Bike Lane proposal

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 14:38:34 -0700

Dear Mr. Laderman,

Thank you for your email. We have direction to staff along the lines that
you mentioned. This issue will come back to council in October with a plan
for the next steps.

Best regards,

Kirsten

On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, Neil Laderman <njchome_at_(domainremoved)

> Dear City Council Members
>
> I have been a resident of Menlo Park since 2005. I’m an active cyclist
> and ride with my family a significant amount within the Menlo Park city
> boundaries. I am frustrated by the “marketing” being done (on the pro side
> and the con side) with relationship to “ECR bike Lane project proposal.
>
> First, of all the “bike lane” projects to embark on first, this is in my
> opinion one of the lowest priority projects to do first. I think this is
> one reason why the topic is so charged. There are plenty of other more
> serious problem areas for bike safety for Menlo Park residents. Secondly,
> I don’t even really believe that the proposal should be centered around the
> discussion of the what kind of bike lane should be built, if any at all.
> The real issue seems to be first and foremost about whether Menlo Park
> wants to add a third traffic lane through the center of Menlo Park. On
> this issue, I do not support adding a third car lane. I think all of the
> traffic studies support this as well?
>
> As to what to do with the existing parking “lane” existing on ECR through
> Menlo Park I would suggest testing one of the bike lane options (option #2?
> - painted barrier bike lane) to see what getting rid of parking on ECR
> really does to businesses. This would address the fire depts issue about
> not being able to use bike lane with a raised barrier. We could also see
> how much increased ridership would be achieved to confirm/deny current
> arguments in favor of bike lane. We could then always go back to parking
> on ECR.
>
> Please feel free to contact me if you would like to ask me any questions,
>
> Neil Laderman
> 650-473-9336
Received on Wed Sep 02 2015 - 14:37:28 PDT

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