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Abcence of Bike Safety on Marsh Road

From: domainremoved <Margarita>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:51:16 -0700


I am very sorry that I was not able to attend the meeting in July.
Ironically, I was traveling abroad in the country which had awesome bike
lanes in a very busy city.

I wanted to know what is the status of Marsh Rd between Prge and Bay rd as
far as improving bike safety?

If you think it can help, I would love to come to the meeting in August if
there is space on the agenda for me to talk for maybe 5 minutes about this

It would be really great to see something done soon. At least "Share the
road" signage. I understand establishment of bike lanes takes time and


Margarita Bekker

On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 2:13 PM, Cindy <clwelton_at_(domainremoved)

> Margarita-
> Thank you for your email. I have heard many complaints about Marsh Road
> from other people and personally avoid it after trying to ride on it a few
> times. I understand that's not an option for many people. It is also the
> most direct route to access the public open space at the east end of Marsh
> Road.
> I will add "Marsh Road issues" to our agenda for an upcoming meeting
> Bicycle Commission meeting so we can discuss it. We meet the 2nd Monday of
> each month from 7-9pm and you are welcome to come for the beginning and
> speak about your concerns during the public comment portion of any of our
> Bicycle Commission meetings.
> I also encourage you to send an email with your concerns directly to our
> City Councilpersons at councilmail_at_(domainremoved)
> at nhnagaya_at_(domainremoved)
> during the public comment portion at any of our City Council meetings.
> Thank you for reaching out and advocating for improvement. Your voice is
> VERY IMPORTANT and needs to be heard to make Menlo Park a safe and
> hospitable place for people to ride bicycles.
> Best-
> Cindy Welton
> Chair, Menlo Park Bicycle Commission
> ------------------------------
> *From: *"Margarita S Bekker" <margarita.s.bekker_at_(domainremoved)
> *To: *clwelton_at_(domainremoved)
> *Sent: *Thursday, June 23, 2016 11:09:22 AM
> *Subject: *Bike Safety on Marsh Road
> Hello,
> I am writing to you to alert you to issues on Marsh rd
> I live in Friendly Acres and bike on Marsh Rd (wich belongs to Menlo
> Park) between Page St and Bay Rd . Bay Rd has an awesome bike lane but when
> I am on Marsh Rd, I feel like I am risking my life. I was almost hit on
> three separate occasions today and this is not even a record.
> The problem if that there is no bike lane. I can’t stay all the way to
> the right on Marsh Rd because many cars are making a right turn to
> Florence. Getting over to the left when it is time to make left on Bay is
> scary proposition. The current construction made it all ten times worse
> than before.
> When I commute home and I make left into Marsh I am often harassed by
> drivers honking and yelling me , "This is not a bike lane".
> Many high school student commute to Menlo Atherton school from Friendly
> Acres as well adults who are biking to work at Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and
> Stanford.
> I hope something can be done now before someone dies on this stretch
> Marsh Rd between Hoover and Bay rd?
> I have been in touch with Nagaya, Nicole who suggested that I contact
> her. She exmaplined ot me that there are funding issues but that City of
> Menlo PArk would consider putting "Share the Road" signs on Marsh Rd as
> starts.
> I am interested in knowing if I, as daily byciclyst commuter can do
> something to help with safety improvement..
> Warm REgards,
> Margarita Bekker

Margarita Bekker
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Received on Thu Jul 21 2016 - 11:58:23 PDT

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