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Making Menlo Park pedestrian and bike friendly

From: domainremoved <Lyndon>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:26:29 -0800

To the MP City Council -

As a Menlo Park resident, home-owner and parent with 2 young children, I
wish to express whole-hearted support for the efforts of the MP Bike
Commission to make the town a more inviting and safer place for
pedestrians, bike commuters and cycling families.

I agree with the sentiments expressed by bike commission chair Bill Kirsch,
as recorded in the following fb post:

https://www.facebook.com/bikemenlopark/posts/1028940760478135

QUOTE:

*"Menlo Park has the distinction of being the most dangerous city for
bicyclists under 15 years old of any city of its size in the state of CA.
The choices we have made in the past in favor of the automobile have lead
us to the bottom of the rankings for safety. If we want to make Menlo Park
a truly family-friendly city, It is time to start making different choices.
The population of the city is changing with many younger families moving in
who understand the benefits of bike riding for themselves and their
community."*


*I am very excited by the proposal to run a 1 year pilot *of a wide,
well-marked bike route connecting the Hillview, Menlo and Menlo-Atherton
school campuses to the downtown core, as outlined at:

http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/10/30/new-initiatives-to-make-menlo-park-more-green-bike-friendly

Initiatives of this sort fit the tenor of our times - mindful of health,
environment, sustainability. It will make our town more intimate,
personable and neighborly. And yes, it means de-prioritizing cars and
vehicular traffic. I believe that is a wise shift for humanity, and for
Menlo Park.

Thanks for reading.

Lyndon Wong
937 Lee Drive
Menlo Park CA
Received on Wed Feb 10 2016 - 11:31:03 PST

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