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Support for Oak Grove Bike Boulevards and e-scooter Ordinance

From: domainremoved <Diane>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:17:36 -0800

Dear Mayor Cline, Council Members and Commissioners,
Iım writing to express strong support for each of the safe bicycle and
scooter elements that will be discussed in your Joint Session this evening.
We appreciate the hard work that the Bicycle and Transportation Commissions
and staff have done to develop proposals for the Oak Grove and University
Drive Bike Boulevards, the e-bike/e-scooter ordinance and bicycle (and
pedestrian) safety on Middle Ave.

Safe bike routes like bicycle boulevards and protected lanes are key assets
to our community that allow children the independence and healthy exercise
to get to school safely by bike. They make our community safer, more
appealing and provide amenities to many people who may prefer to ride a bike
but will drive instead without safe bike routes. Transportation experts
assert that reducing peak traffic by 10% - something a solid set of safe
bike routes could achieve ­ would relieve gridlock. Fewer cars on the road
also means improved air quality and lower carbon emissions.

With the growing popularity of ebikes and escooters, we hope to see clarity
in where these low speed bikes and scooters can be used and who can ride
them. The ebike/escooter ordinance under consideration will help assure
safe use and provide helpful guidance on who can use ebikes and escooters
and where they can go.

Thank you for working to make Menlo Park a safer place to bike and walk.
Warm regards,

Diane Bailey | Executive Director
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Received on Tue Jan 26 2016 - 16:21:41 PST

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