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Re: Please Act to Reduce Dangerous Traffic Through the Willows Neighborhood

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:35:27 +0000

Hello,

Thank you for your email. I live in the Willows, too, and know exactly what
you are talking about. This issue will be on our next City Council agenda
Tuesday, February 28th, so that we may discuss how to address the serious
problems faced by neighbors in the Willows neighborhood.

I am happy to meet with you and other residents at Cafe Zoe at 11:00 am,
Sunday, February 26 to discuss these, or any other, concerns.

Best regards,

Kirsten Keith,
Willows neighbor and
Mayor of Menlo Park


On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:30 AM Vasey Hargreaves <vaseym_at_(domainremoved)

>
> 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!!
>
> Best,
>
> Vasey Hargreaves
> 346 Marmona Drive
>
>
>
Received on Thu Feb 23 2017 - 09:38:19 PST

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