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Willows Neighborhood Cut-through Traffic Analysis

From: eric doyle <"eric>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:36:23 -0800

Dear Members of the Menlo Park City Council:


Regarding your impending decision to authorize another Willows cut-through
traffic study, please proceed with awareness of, and sensitivity to, the
disputes that have arisen in the past. This website chronicles that
history: www.SafeOpenStreets.net


In the '90s "cut-through" traffic was code for East Palo Alto Willows
residents who were deemed undesirable on Menlo Park streets in the Willows.
Please recall that in approving the 2008 Willows Area-wide Traffic Study,
the Council ruled that East Palo Alto Willows residents were legitimate
users of Menlo Park streets and not to be counted as cut-through traffic.
If you approve the current measure, please be sure to stipulate that this
policy is continued, and monitor the performance to ensure that it's


Certainly we now have commuters using some Willows streets to avoid clogged
arterials. Rather than submitting the Willows to another contentious ordeal
of traffic calming, I would prefer to see Menlo Park take the lead in
working with neighbor cities to increase the capacity of Willow Road,
University Ave, Marsh Road and Middlefield Road. This would not only
eliminate the incentive to cut through the Willows, it would benefit
commuters, their employers and local businesses - the whole regional




Eric Doyle

Laurel Avenue


Received on Sat Feb 25 2017 - 08:39:08 PST

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