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

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 20:32:27 +0000

Hello Mr. Eisner,

Thank you for your email. Nikk, would you mind responding to Mr. Eisner
with the proportions and widths of the proposed changes to the street?

Can you also address the "sharp bump of pavement running the width of the
road that seems to be covering a utility..."

Thank you so much.

Best regards,

Kirsten

On Sun, Dec 18, 2016 at 7:44 PM Steve Eisner <steve_at_(domainremoved)

> Dear Council,
>
> I am a resident and homeowner of 676 Live Oak Avenue. I just came across
> the Almanac’s 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, I’m 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. It’s 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.
>
> I’m glad to answer any questions you might have.
>
>
> Regards,
>
>
> Steve Eisner
>
> 676 Live Oak
>
>
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Received on Mon Dec 19 2016 - 12:36:37 PST

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