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Re: Willows Cut-through Traffic

From: Mueller, Raymond <"Mueller,>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:53:35 +0000

Hi JD and Monica,

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 for 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,


From: JD Kuchinski <john.kuchinski_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:27 AM
Subject: Willows Cut-through Traffic

To: Menlo Park City Council

From: JD and Monica Kuchinski
           128 Blackburn Avenue

Hello, and first off, thank you for your time and service to our community. It is very much appreciated.

My wife and I are the parents of two young boys, ages 2 and 4 in the coming month, and we live at 128 Blackburn Avenue, directly across from the Baywood/Blackburn intersection. We'd like to request your help in addressing what we consider a serious safety issue: Willows cut-through traffic, which continues to worsen in 2017.

Willows Safe Streets is about increasing the safety of our streets by reducing the volume and speed of cut-through traffic in the Willows. Beyond the sheer number of cars cutting through our neighborhood, the speed and negligent manner in which they do so concerns us immensely (e.g. barely slowing at the intersection of Baywood/Blackburn, often times at a high rate of speed). Even while we watch our boys as they play in the front yard or ride their scooters on the sidewalk, we don't quite feel our children are safe, and we don't feel the cut-through problem is being addressed adequately.

As such, we request that the reduction of Willows cut-through traffic 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. My neighbors and I are intent on affecting meaningful change.

JD and Monica Kuchinski.
Received on Thu Feb 23 2017 - 11:56:14 PST

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