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Laurel Upper Campus access from private part of Oak Ct

From: domainremoved <Laurel>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:37:57 -0700

Dear City Council Members,

My family lives on Oak Ct, between Menalto and the closure. I am concerned
that the new Laurel Upper Campus parents will use our street as a drop-off
zone. Our road is "private," meaning that the City does not pay for
maintenance, and cars can park over night. Even without cars parked on
both sides, it is very narrow, quite "rustic" and poorly maintained.

As it provides the shortest route to the new school for a large portion of
the coming pedestrian and bicycle traffic, I think it's especially
important to keep additional vehicular traffic off of our street, to keep
those children (and my own children) safe.

Currently, the signage at the entrance of our street is not adequate to
prevent constant wrong-turns down our street. This signage needs to be
improved. And signs should be provided to homeowners along our street that
are consistent with the signs that will be posted in other "no school drop
off" zones.

According to the staff report, "Some residents on Oak Court between Menalto
Avenue and the closure also expressed interest to establish a “No Stopping”
zone. The City cannot fulfill that request since that section of Oak Court
is a privately owned road, however, staff would continue to work with
residents to install other signs at the entry point on Menalto Avenue."

It sounds as if the City staff are mostly in agreement with the points I've
made here. However, to my knowledge, there have been no official plans for
signage, nor has there been outreach to the residents on my street by the
city staff. I wanted to register my concerns with you, as I have not heard
of concrete plans by the staff.

Thank you,
Laurel Brandt
143 Oak Ct.
Menlo Park
Received on Wed Jul 13 2016 - 15:43:59 PDT

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