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Please Act to Reduce Dangerous Traffic Through the Willows Neighborhood

From: domainremoved <Vasey>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:25 -0800

Dear Menlo Park City Council,

We are an 4 person family with 2 young children, ages 4 and 6.

We love our family friendly neighborhood- there are always people walking
with kids or dogs, stopping to chat with neighbors. The local park is
only 3 blocks away. The bus stop for the elementary school is just around
the corner on Gilbert.

However, on our "quiet" street we increasingly experience this:

- A high volume of drivers speeding by recklessly without regard
to children who tend to lunge out into the road after balls, puddle
splashing, or to run away from a game of tag.

- Cars in a rush to get to/from work and going around school buses with red
lights flashing.

- Cars going well above the speed limit as they look to avoid the backup on
Willow Rd.

- Cars blowing through the stop sign on Gilbert/Marmona

One day, my 4 year old son was walking with me and almost got hit by a
speeding car that swerved around some parked cars and almost went up on the
sidewalk. He was terrified and so was I.

We need the reduction of Willows cut-thru traffic to be a city
transportation goal in 2017, and for resources to be specifically included
in the city's 2017 work plan.

As a neighborhood we will work collaboratively with the City to support
this work. We know things can be different. My neighbors and I are intent
on affecting meaningful change.

Thank you for considering this issue seriously. We need your help. Please
act on Willows cut-through traffic in 2017. It’s a safety issue!!


Vasey Hargreaves
346 Marmona Drive
Received on Thu Feb 23 2017 - 09:33:07 PST

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