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Menlo Park Bike Route - Crane between Live Oak and Menlo Ave.

From: domainremoved <Steve>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:43:44 -0800

Dear Council,

I am a resident and homeowner of 676 Live Oak Avenue. I just came across
the Almanacıs article on the MP Bicycle Safety Concept Plan approved by the
council on December 6th.

While I fully support improving bicycle safety in the downtown Menlo Park
area, particularly for those students biking from West Menlo to Menlo
Atherton High School as well as commuters to and from Menlo Park to Stanford
University, Iım writing to voice concern about the existing ability Crane
Street between Live Oak Avenue and Menlo Avenue to safely accommodate cars
and bicycles in a forthcoming bike lane given its current narrow width.

Many of us on Live Oak Avenue use Crane to access the Santa Cruz corridor,
and currently when cars are parked on Crane at the curb, there is very
little space between passing cars. Generally one car will need to pull over
to the side to let the other car through. Itıs unclear to me how the
stretch between Live Oak and Menlo will accommodate two bike lanes AND car
traffic, unless street parking is removed. I would imagine residents of
Crane will not want the loss of street parking, but the addition of two bike
lanes and maintenance of street parking appears to be mutually exclusive at
the present time unless the street is widened significantly or street
parking is eliminated. I encourage each of you to visit that stretch of
road.

Finally, if and when you visit, you will find a sharp bump of pavement
running the width of the road that seems to be covering a utility pipe of
some sort. It is currently paved yellow and has been there for the 20 years
I have lived on Live Oak. It is an uncomfortable and jolting nuisance that
I hope the forthcoming work on Crane between Live Oak and Menlo will address
and mitigate by paving the segment flat. That would improve safety and
comfort for both drivers and cyclists.

Again, I support this project and request that my concerns be addressed by
the Council.

Iım glad to answer any questions you might have.


Regards,


Steve Eisner
676 Live Oak


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Received on Sun Dec 18 2016 - 19:47:47 PST

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