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Re: General Plan--Traffic Mitigations

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:22:57 +0000

Hi Wendy,

The 11/29/16 staff report on the General Plan has specific measures to be
studied for action beginning on page 214. I asked staff to put these items
on the city website in an easily accessible location so that the community
may easily access these ideas.

 Nikki, would you please tell us when and where those items are on the
website? Thank you.

Best regards,
Kirsten


On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 9:34 PM Wendy Shindler <wcs_at_(domainremoved)

> Thank you all for getting back to me. Much appreciated.
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> I would very much like to hear specifics about how the traffic is going to
> be managed. I used residential surface streets three times this week to get
> to mountain view in the late afternoon because I couldn't get on 101.
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> Thank you
>
> Wendy
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> > On Dec 1, 2016, at 3:39 PM, Wendy Shindler <wcs_at_(domainremoved)
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> >
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> > Dear all,
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> > Is my feedback part of the official record? I can't tell because none of
> you acknowledged my input... accept for Ray sending me a link to his
> editorial.
>
> > Thank you
>
> > Wendy Shindler
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> >
>
> >> On Nov 29, 2016, at 3:07 PM, Wendy Shindler <wcs_at_(domainremoved)
> wrote:
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> >>
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> >> Oh dear! I accidentally deleted one of the paragraphs from my email.
> Please use revised email below!
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> >>
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> >> Best, Wendy
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> >>
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> >>> On 11/29/16 11:57 AM, Wendy Shindler wrote:
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> >>> Dear Menlo Park City Council,
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> >>>
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> >>> I've been tracking the General Plan process for some time now,
> particularly the proposed FaceBook and Connect Menlo developments impacting
> neighborhoods along Bay Rd, and beyond. I sincerely hope the City will
> further improve the General Plan to better address Menlo Park's worsening
> traffic issues.
>
> >>>
>
> >>> I'm a resident of the Flood Triangle neighborhood. In the last several
> years, we have experienced a crippling increase in traffic on and around
> Bay Rd. Every weekday morning, there are 45-60 cars backed up on Bay at the
> 5-way Ringwood/Bay intersection. Every weekday afternoon, from ~4pm on, it
> can take 15-25 minutes to negotiate the roughly half mile between my home
> off Bay Rd and the 101S/Willow interchange.
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> >>>
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> >>> This is our current weekday reality, and the development allowed under
> the current General Plan has not yet begun in earnest.
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> >>>
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> >>> Though the General Plan Update includes some traffic mitigations, I
> don't believe the proposed mitigations will adequately address the traffic
> issues that will be caused, or worsened by further M-2 and Connect Menlo
> development. Without significant traffic mitigation, I fear for the future
> of neighborhoods along Bay Rd, but also for Menlo Park and surrounding
> communities in general.
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> >>>
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> >>> I understand from Nikki Nagaya and Angela Abesos that Menlo Park has a
> presence in some longer-term regional transportation planning. This is a
> great start, but I sincerely hope Menlo Park will not depend on those
> long-term regional, or state, or federal efforts to solve our current
> traffic problems - particularly problems caused by our own local planning
> and development over the years, and including additional development
> proposed for the M-2 area, or to benefit the M-2 area (Connect Menlo/101
> interchange).
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> >> I urge you to revise the General Plan update to LINK plans for
> implementing specific, actionable, measurable traffic improvement and
> mitigation goals to development PRIOR to approving said development. In
> this case, commit to making improvements and mitigations prior to approving
> the addition of thousands of square feet of new office space to the the M-2
> area and other areas covered in the Menlo Park General Plan.
>
> >>
>
> >>> I am a pro-smart development resident. I am optimistic that our City
> staff, Council members, Board and Commission members will take a leadership
> role in driving smart development locally, regionally and at the state and
> federal levels -- smart development that takes the needs and concerns of
> all primary stakeholders into consideration - including the needs and
> concerns of the residents of neighborhoods along Bay Rd and well beyond.
>
> >>>
>
> >>> Thank you for your consideration of our concerns.
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> >>>
>
> >>> Respectfully,
>
> >>> Wendy Shindler
>
> >>> 1009 Almanor Ave
>
> >>> Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Received on Fri Dec 02 2016 - 09:27:27 PST

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