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Re: Support for Oak Grove Bike Boulevard Pilot

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 18:26:42 +0000

Hi Mark,

I'm so glad that you were able to recover from the injuries inflicted in
you. Thank you for your email. I look forward to our discussion on his item
tonight.

Best regards,

Kirsten
On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 6:38 AM Welton, Mark, M.D. <
MWelton_at_(domainremoved)

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> Dear Council Members
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> I write in support of the Oak Grove Avenue Crane Street and University
> Drive bicycle infrastructure pilot project.
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> I would like to thank the council for their continued consideration of
> this and other projects that aim to make our community safer for families.
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> I am a colorectal surgeon and Chief of Staff at Stanford Hospital and
> Clinics. I do not write as a representative of Stanford University or
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> Remember riding a bike as a kid - always thought drivers would see you,
> right? They are adults. Responsible. Not distracted. Not intoxicated.
> Certainly not texting. I used to ride my bike home at night
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> down the middle of Charleston road in Palo Alto. They're adults, right?
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> Six and half years ago my cardiologist told me to ride my bike for cardio
> every day. Nearly six years ago I was riding my bike and I was hit by a
> 19-year-old boy who was driving a car when he turned left
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> in front of me. Nearly a year ago that same boy drove his car into a tree
> in Portola Valley and was killed.
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> In medicine, we focus on decreasing the chance for human error because it
> may result in harm to our patients. We recognize that all humans make
> errors. We strive to minimize the opportunities for errors and
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> the impact on our patients of those errors that do occur.
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> I urge you to focus on improving the safety of our roadways for our
> children and for our community. Please build in a margin of error to
> minimize the chance that human error will cost us another life.
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> Thank you,
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> Mark Welton
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> <http://www.med.stanford.edu/> <http://www.med.stanford.edu/>
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> *Mark Lane Welton, MD, MHCM*
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> *Chief of Staff*, Stanford Hospital & Clinics
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> *Harry A. Oberhelman, Jr., Professor & Chief*
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> Colon & Rectal Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
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> * Associate Chief Medical Officer,* Stanford
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> *Medical Director,* Hospital Operations Center
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> *Stanford Hospital and Clinics*
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> *300 Pasteur Drive Stanford CA 94305 · H3105 · MC 5238*
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> *mwelton_at_(domainremoved)
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> *· Office: 650. 723.5371 ·*|Fax: *650-725.0377*
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> *Moneisha Miller, Executive Assistant*
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> *650.725.3038*
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Received on Tue Dec 06 2016 - 10:31:07 PST

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