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RE: Petition to increase the safety of the crosswalk on Santa Cruz Ave at Lemon

From: Choy, Kristiann M <"Choy,>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:50:29 +0000

Hi Ms. Fogarty,

Thank you for your message. The tree was trimmed last May to improve the visibility of the pedestrian crossing sign. I’ve attached Before and After pictures so you can see the changes.

City Council adopted a city-wide crosswalk policy last year, and we are now putting together our prioritization list of crosswalks where enhancements have been requested. Santa Cruz and Lemon is one of the locations where a rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) is being prioritized. Staff is currently working on applying for grant money to help fund the installation of the RRFB at this location.


From: Yee Yie Fogarty [mailto:ylieskovsky_at_(domainremoved)il.com]
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2017 1:08 PM
To: Choy, Kristiann M <kmchoy_at_(domainremoved)
Cc: _CCIN <councilmail_at_(domainremoved)
Subject: Re: Petition to increase the safety of the crosswalk on Santa Cruz Ave at Lemon

Dear Ms. Choy,

I would like to follow up on this issue.

I saw the yellow crosswalk lines being painted last year, but have not noticed any trimming of the trees.

Can you comment on your prioritization plan for this crosswalk, as well as the time schedule?

Thank you,

Best regards,

Yee-Yie Fogarty

On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 9:48 AM, Choy, Kristiann M <kmchoy_at_(domainremoved)
Dear Ms. Fogarty,?

The Transportation Division is currently evaluating the crosswalk at Santa Cruz and Lemon and looking for near-term and long-term potential modifications. We have reviewed the landscaping at the intersection and are working with our maintenance team to trim some of the landscaping to ensure the existing signage is visible and also to improve night time visibility. We will also be repainting the yellow crosswalk lines. The City is currently developing a Citywide crosswalk policy and prioritization plan. Longer term, the policy will determine the type of crosswalk enhancements based on the vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle volumes, speeds, and collision history. There are several measures of crosswalk enhancements that we can consider including signage, additional striping and pavement markings, and some type of lighted crosswalk. With the exception of the lighted crosswalk (due to significant cost of the improvements), staff can recommend and install these types of enhancements.

Thank you for your email,


Kristiann Choy, P.E.
City of Menlo Park - Transportation Division

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Received on Mon Jan 23 2017 - 16:53:56 PST

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