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

From: Mueller, Raymond <"Mueller,>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:15:25 +0000

Hi Vasey,

Thank you for your email. Last year after meeting with a number of Willows residents, I referred this item to the Transportation Commission and Transportation Staff. I also raised the issue at City Council numerous times last year. Recently during our goal setting meeting?, the City Council directed staff to include addressing the issue in our Council Goals in 2017. I also raised the issue again at the end of our last meeting and requested the Mayor send a letter to Google requesting the Willows neighborhood be removed from the Waze application.

I look forward to working with you and your neighbors to address this issue, and resolve it.

With best regards,


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!!


Vasey Hargreaves
346 Marmona Drive
Received on Thu Feb 23 2017 - 10:18:22 PST

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