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

From: domainremoved <Yee>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:16:26 -0800

Dear Kristiann,

Thank you for the follow up.

Best regards,

Yee-Yie

On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 4:50 PM, Choy, Kristiann M <kmchoy_at_(domainremoved)
wrote:

> 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.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Kristiann
>
>
>
> *From:* Yee Yie Fogarty [mailto:ylieskovsky_at_(domainremoved)
> *Sent:* Friday, January 20, 2017 1:08 PM
> *To:* Choy, Kristiann M <kmchoy_at_(domainremoved)
> *Cc:* _CCIN <councilmail_at_(domainremoved)
> nhnagaya_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)
> wrote:
>
> 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
>
>
> Kristiann Choy, P.E.
> City of Menlo Park - Transportation Division
> 650.330.6772
>
>
>
Received on Tue Jan 24 2017 - 11:19:43 PST

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