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Re: Bicycle Lane for El Camino

From: domainremoved <Steve>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 13:25:39 -0700

Bike Lanes on ECR - NO, it is a very bad idea.

Steve Jasik
343 Trenton Way


>Fellow Residents,
>On Tuesday May 3, the City Council will again
>discuss
><http://www.menlopark.org/DocumentCenter/View/10131>El
>Camino Real, specifically bike vs auto lanes.
>I have written the following letter to the City Council.
>
>You can add your thoughts by emailing
><mailto:city.council_at_(domainremoved)
>Also, please let me know whether you think an
>advisory initiative is a good idea.
>
>Thanks, Lee Duboc (<mailto:menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
>
>Dear City Council,
>My thoughts on the ECR decisions you are faced with tonight.
>1. Traffic on ECR is horrendous.
>2. The issue is of great importance to local citizens and merchants.
>3. I believe the bike lobby is effective, but
>comparatively small. Notice the number of bike
>commuters as you travel around.
>4. Removing “up to 7 heritage trees—maybe” as
>the staff report states, is not a reason to
>eliminate the planned right-hand turn lane on
>Ravenswood northbound. In California, growing
>and replacing trees is easy.
>5. El Camino Real, with its curb cuts and
>driveways and buses, is obviously not a safe
>bike route. There are better north south
>alternatives. Let’s find them.
>Because this is such an important topic, you
>might consider putting an Advisory Initiative on
>the ballot.
>
>Thanks for listening. Former Council Member, Lee Duboc
>
>p.s. This letter refers only to ECR, not to
>east-west bike connectivity, which I support.
>
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Received on Mon May 02 2016 - 13:31:40 PDT

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