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Re: Maloney Lane

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 01:07:31 +0000

Hello Ann,

Thank you for your email. Alex, would you please let us know how we can
make this a safer crossing? Perhaps implementing suggestions with better
signage.

Best regards,
Kirsten
On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 8:15 AM Ann Eisenberg <anneisenberg3_at_(domainremoved)
wrote:

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> Dear City Council Members:
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> I live in downtown Menlo Park off of Hoover Street, near Oak Grove. I love
> where I live because I can walk everywhere.
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> I've become very concerned about cars making left hand turns from Oak
> Grove (West of El Camino) onto Maloney Lane (just before the post office
> and Piccolo Restaurant). The dividing line at this turn is a double yellow
> line, but cars turn anyway. Not only do they often block traffic turning
> off of El Camino onto Oak Grove as they wait to turn, when they do turn,
> they do quickly without looking for pedestrians crossing the roadway. I
> assume they are either heading to Santa Cruz Ave and do not want to make a
> U-turn on El Camino, or that they want to use the parking lot. Both could
> be accomplished if they went down another block or two to Chestnut or Crane.
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> Because I walk the neighborhood everyday, I've seen many near collisions.
> I've also seen a young boy on a bicycle get hit by a car.
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> We have the post office, a fire station, a busy El Camino intersection,
> bicycles and pedestrians. It's very congested. And often quite dangerous.
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> I know you are considering putting a bike lane on Oak Grove, and I fully
> support this. But please consider putting up signage or road barriers to
> prevent left hand turns onto Maloney Lane and left hand turns from Maloney
> Lane onto Oak Grove Ave.
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> Thank you for your time and for all you do for Menlo Park.
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> Ann Eisenberg
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Received on Mon Dec 19 2016 - 17:11:39 PST

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