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Re: Willows Cut-Through Traffic

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:06:56 +0000

Hi Brandon,

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,

Mayor of Menlo Park

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 1:29 PM Mueller, Raymond <RDMueller_at_(domainremoved)

Hi Brandon,

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: Brandon Knitter <brandon_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:26 PM
Cc: Brandon Knitter
Subject: Willows Cut-Through Traffic

Hi There!

My name is Brandon Knitter and I live in the Willows at 209 McKendry Dr.
We are a 4 person family with one lovely son and one beautiful daughter.
My family needs your help, please do something about cut-through traffic in
the Willows, it's a safety issue!

We need a reduction in the number of cars traveling at very unsafe speeds
throughout the Willows. Alternatives must be sought.

To date I've seen drivers traveling too fast (the majority of the issue),
not paying attention (looking at their phones), or just downright being
rude (yelling at me when I ask them to slow down or yelling at the kids
playing and riding their bikes). The situation is not a mere annoyance,
but it is down-right dangerous.

I don't know what to do and the issue appears intractable. It's to the
point where I feel like I have given up, and at times I consider moving.
This isn't fair to anyone!

We need the reduction in cut-through and unsafe traffic in the Willows to
be a city transportation goal for 2017 and we require resources to be
specifically included in the city's work plans for 2017. This cannot wait
until next year, this has to be started right now!

As a neighborhood we are compelled to work collaboratively with the city to
support this work to reduce unsafe traffic and increased cut-through
traffic. We all want and KNOW things can be different. My neighbors and I
want meaningful change, not simply a nod of acknowledgement. We will work
with you, and together, to resolve this issue!


The Knitter Family
Brandon, Angie, Zac and Natalie
(most recent family picture attached)
Received on Thu Feb 23 2017 - 14:09:59 PST

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