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Re: Thank you for bike signs

From: domainremoved <Margarita>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:45:28 -0800

I ride to work almost every day!

Thank you for improving safety.

Margarita

Are you certified?

On Jan 30, 2017 13:44, "Cindy" <clwelton_at_(domainremoved)

> Margarita-
>
> On behalf of MP Bicycle Commission, I offer "you are welcome." Thank you
> for speaking up and bringing your safety concerns to our attention. It's
> so important for us to hear your concerns and understand your experience to
> make improvements.
>
> As you may know, Marsh Road is broken up into multiple jurisdictions in
> terms of responsibility. MP Transportation Commission held a joint
> meeting with Atherton's Transportation Commission on January 11, 2017. A
> video of the meeting should be available in the archives soon if you'd like
> to watch/hear them discuss the idea of lanes for bicyclists on Middlefield
> and Marsh Roads.
>
> Thank you for riding your bike!
>
> Cindy
> ___________________
> Cindy Welton
> Chair, Menlo Park Bicycle Commission
> ------------------------------
> *From: *"Margarita S Bekker" <margarita.s.bekker_at_(domainremoved)
> *To: *"Cindy" <clwelton_at_(domainremoved)
> H Nagaya" <nhnagaya_at_(domainremoved)
> *Cc: *"Bill Kirsch" <bill_at_(domainremoved)
> *Sent: *Monday, January 30, 2017 12:23:11 PM
> *Subject: *Thank you for bike signs
>
> Hello,
>
> Thank you for putting up signs indicating that bikes may use full lane on
> MArsh Rd. . I hope bike lanes are next.
>
>
> Warm Regards,
>
>
> Margarita
>
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 11:51 AM, Margarita S Bekker <
> margarita.s.bekker_at_(domainremoved)
>
>> Hello,
>>
>>
>>
>> I am very sorry that I was not able to attend the meeting in July.
>> Ironically, I was traveling abroad in the country which had awesome bike
>> lanes in a very busy city.
>>
>>
>>
>> I wanted to know what is the status of Marsh Rd between Prge and Bay rd
>> as far as improving bike safety?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> If you think it can help, I would love to come to the meeting in August
>> if there is space on the agenda for me to talk for maybe 5 minutes about
>> this issues.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> It would be really great to see something done soon. At least "Share the
>> road" signage. I understand establishment of bike lanes takes time and
>> money.
>>
>>
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>>
>>
>> Margarita Bekker
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 2:13 PM, Cindy <clwelton_at_(domainremoved)
>>
>>> Margarita-
>>>
>>> Thank you for your email. I have heard many complaints about Marsh Road
>>> from other people and personally avoid it after trying to ride on it a few
>>> times. I understand that's not an option for many people. It is also the
>>> most direct route to access the public open space at the east end of Marsh
>>> Road.
>>>
>>> I will add "Marsh Road issues" to our agenda for an upcoming meeting
>>> Bicycle Commission meeting so we can discuss it. We meet the 2nd Monday of
>>> each month from 7-9pm and you are welcome to come for the beginning and
>>> speak about your concerns during the public comment portion of any of our
>>> Bicycle Commission meetings.
>>>
>>> I also encourage you to send an email with your concerns directly to our
>>> City Councilpersons at councilmail_at_(domainremoved)
>>> at nhnagaya_at_(domainremoved)
>>> up during the public comment portion at any of our City Council meetings.
>>>
>>> Thank you for reaching out and advocating for improvement. Your voice
>>> is VERY IMPORTANT and needs to be heard to make Menlo Park a safe and
>>> hospitable place for people to ride bicycles.
>>>
>>> Best-
>>> Cindy Welton
>>> Chair, Menlo Park Bicycle Commission
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>> *From: *"Margarita S Bekker" <margarita.s.bekker_at_(domainremoved)
>>> *To: *clwelton_at_(domainremoved)
>>> *Sent: *Thursday, June 23, 2016 11:09:22 AM
>>> *Subject: *Bike Safety on Marsh Road
>>>
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I am writing to you to alert you to issues on Marsh rd
>>>
>>> I live in Friendly Acres and bike on Marsh Rd (wich belongs to Menlo
>>> Park) between Page St and Bay Rd . Bay Rd has an awesome bike lane but when
>>> I am on Marsh Rd, I feel like I am risking my life. I was almost hit on
>>> three separate occasions today and this is not even a record.
>>>
>>> The problem if that there is no bike lane. I can’t stay all the way to
>>> the right on Marsh Rd because many cars are making a right turn to
>>> Florence. Getting over to the left when it is time to make left on Bay is
>>> scary proposition. The current construction made it all ten times worse
>>> than before.
>>>
>>> When I commute home and I make left into Marsh I am often harassed by
>>> drivers honking and yelling me , "This is not a bike lane".
>>>
>>> Many high school student commute to Menlo Atherton school from Friendly
>>> Acres as well adults who are biking to work at Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and
>>> Stanford.
>>>
>>> I hope something can be done now before someone dies on this stretch
>>> Marsh Rd between Hoover and Bay rd?
>>>
>>> I have been in touch with Nagaya, Nicole who suggested that I contact
>>> her. She exmaplined ot me that there are funding issues but that City of
>>> Menlo PArk would consider putting "Share the Road" signs on Marsh Rd as
>>> starts.
>>>
>>>
>>> I am interested in knowing if I, as daily byciclyst commuter can do
>>> something to help with safety improvement..
>>>
>>>
>>> Warm REgards,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Margarita Bekker
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Margarita Bekker
>>
>>
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>
>
>
> --
> Margarita Bekker
> http://www.cchicertification.org/
>
>
Received on Mon Jan 30 2017 - 13:48:37 PST

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