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Re: FW: Willow Road speed limit enforcement

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 14:49:39 +0000

Hi Mr. McBirney,

Thank you for your email. I am happy to discuss this with you and will call
you later today.

Best regards,

Kirsten Keith,
Mayor


On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 12:40 PM Mark McBirney <mcbirney_at_(domainremoved)

> Dear Menlo Park City Council Members – please see the letter below that
> was sent nearly one year ago. Mr. Mueller was kind enough to respond at the
> time although the police chief never did. Sadly, there has been no
> noticeable change.
>
>
>
> Willow Road from Coleman to Middlefield remains a residential street with
> a 25 MPH speed limit that appears to go largely unenforced. Where are the
> patrols? Why no “your speed is” reminder signs? Other enforcement? Willow
> Road on the west side of Middlefield has speed humps to ensure speed
> reduction. There has been no noticeable action taken. How can we work with
> you, our City Council, to effect a change? Residents on our street deserve
> the protection/speed limit enforcement as much as any others throughout
> Menlo Park.
>
>
>
> Please, we are looking to you – the folks we helped to elect – to address
> this issue.
>
>
>
> Thank you!
>
> Mark McBirney
>
> 650 2231339
>
> <markmcbirney_at_(domainremoved)
>
>
>
> *From:* Mark McBirney
> *Sent:* Friday, March 18, 2016 1:42 PM
> *To:* 'policechief_at_(domainremoved)
> *Cc:* 'RDMueller_at_(domainremoved)
> *Subject:* Willow Road speed limit enforcement
>
>
>
> Dear Chief Johnson –
>
> My name is Mark McBirney, a 30 year resident of Menlo Park at the corner
> of Willow Road and Nash Avenue. A number of Willow Road residents including
> myself, have, in past years, fought very hard to have a 25MPH residential
> speed limit in place consistent with the residential zoning and land use
> along this road.
>
>
>
> Night time speed limits appear to be very loosely/not-at-all enforced.
> Many cars will accelerate hard leaving the traffic lights at either Gilbert
> going westbound or Middlefield going eastbound and travel at speeds I would
> estimate at 40-60MPH. Rarely do I see any patrols nor cars stopped for
> speeding. This creates an extremely dangerous situation for residents. I
> know, a car crossed the median going eastbound and crashed into our fence
> on the north side of Willow a couple of years ago.
>
>
>
> I am copying Council Member Ray Mueller as I have communicated with him
> about my concerns over traffic speed as well as non-Menlo Park congestion
> (but that is another issue) and have appreciated his support in this.
>
>
>
> Thank you in advance for stepping up enforcement to ensure Willow Road
> residents are provided the safety of a 25MPH residential speed limit like
> any other residential street in Menlo Park.
>
>
>
> Mark McBirney
>
> mcbirney_at_(domainremoved)
>
> Office 650 725-9238
>
> Cell 650 223-1339
>
Received on Tue Mar 07 2017 - 06:52:19 PST

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