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Re: Abcence of Bike Safety on Marsh Road

From: domainremoved <Margarita>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:32:04 -0700

Hello,

I did come and spoke on August 23d. I am wondering if you have any news
about signs nad bike laes.

Thank you,

Margarita

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 11:51 AM, Margarita S Bekker <
margarita.s.bekker_at_(domainremoved)

> Hello,
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> 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.
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> I wanted to know what is the status of Marsh Rd between Prge and Bay rd as
> far as improving bike safety?
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> 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
> issues.
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> 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
> money.
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> Sincerely,
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> Margarita Bekker
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> On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 2:13 PM, Cindy <clwelton_at_(domainremoved)
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>> 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.
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>> 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)
>> up 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
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>> ------------------------------
>> *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
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>> Hello,
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>> I am writing to you to alert you to issues on Marsh rd
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>> 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.
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>> 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.
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>> 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".
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>> 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.
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>> I hope something can be done now before someone dies on this stretch
>> Marsh Rd between Hoover and Bay rd?
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>> 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.
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>> I am interested in knowing if I, as daily byciclyst commuter can do
>> something to help with safety improvement..
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>> Warm REgards,
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>> Margarita Bekker
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