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Re: Willows Cut-Through Traffic

From: domainremoved <Brandon>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:13:00 -0800

Thanks Kristen. Unfortunately I can't make it to Cafe Zoe, but thank you
for making the time for my neighbors, we share the same intentions.

I hope to attend next week Tuesday and will bring along both what I've seen
and what I've done, as ineffective as it may be.

Thanks again for all of those responding. It's great to know we have active
members within our city!!

On Feb 23, 2017 2:07 PM, "Kirsten Keith" <kkeith_at_(domainremoved)> 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,
> Kirsten
> Mayor of Menlo Park
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 1:29 PM Mueller, Raymond <RDMueller_at_(domainremoved)> wrote:
> 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,
> Ray??
> ________________________________
> From: Brandon Knitter <brandon_at_(domainremoved)> Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:26 PM
> To: _CCIN
> 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!
> Sincerely,
> The Knitter Family
> Brandon, Angie, Zac and Natalie
> (most recent family picture attached)
Received on Thu Feb 23 2017 - 14:15:42 PST

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