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Stanford's Middle Plaza proposal is lacking a bicycle solution at Middle Avenue

From: domainremoved <D-P>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 18:50:25 -0500

Dear Council Members,
At the last open meeting by Stanford on their Middle Plaza proposal at Middle Avenue and El Camino Real, and again in the documents published for this week's Nov. 5 and 7 open meetings, there is no apparent coordination between their plan and the Menlo Park Bicycle Commission.

Specifically, the 2005 bike plan and the partial update recently adopted by the City Council, there are "safe school" bike paths on the entire length of Middle Avenue, on both sides, up to the last Safeway/Shell block where Middle ends at El Camino Real. It is this last block that is Specific Plan showed would feed bike paths across ECR, into the plaza, then under the train tracks to Burgess Park, the Library, community center, etc.

There is nothing in the pre-meeting material posted on www.middleplaza.org that addresses these bike paths. Middle/ECR is a busy intersection with many large trucks and cars, but the majority of bicyclists will be going to the city's facilities from K-8 grades.

Please prioritize this with the Bicycle Commission so that a solution is Approved prior to Stanford finalizing the location of their open space plaza at this intersection.

Dan Hilberman
631 Arbor Road (off Middle Ave.)
MP
Received on Wed Nov 04 2015 - 15:52:14 PST

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