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Re: Please move forward with the Oak Grove Bike Route Pilot

From: Mueller, Raymond <"Mueller,>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2017 15:03:15 +0000

Thank you for your email. Unfortunately I could not participate in the prior Council decision on this matter, as I had a conflict of interest pending that required my recusal. The company I work for was considering leasing space near the project. However, fortunately the conflict on this matter has resolved. I have requested meetings with Safe Routes to School advocates and school officials to discuss this matter discuss as well as Safe Routes to School issues generally throughout the City, that include other locations. I also plan on reaching out to the Chamber of Commerce and others affected as well. I look forward to participating in the next Council decision on this issue and appreciate your input.

With best regards,
From: Diane McGrath <diane.mcgrath_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:26:49 PM
Cc: msolsona_at_(domainremoved)
Subject: Please move forward with the Oak Grove Bike Route Pilot

Dear members of the Menlo Park City Council,

I am writing to request that you move forward with the Oak Grove Bike Route Pilot. Although I understand that this will take some parking spots away, having more bikes on the roads will benefit everyone and help keep our children safe.

I bike with my children EVERY DAY to Encinal Elementary, rain or shine. We ride 100% of the way on bike lanes, which is the only way I'd feel safe biking to school with my children.

My eldest child is in fourth grade, and I would dearly love for him to bike to Hillview independently. I won't allow him to do this, however, without a dedicated bike route. It is simply too risky. I would join the hundreds of other parents in this area that drive their children to school, adding to the traffic jams and pollution that are already blighting our lovely town.

Menlo Park is an exciting and important geographical hub that houses Facebook, SRI and numerous other companies and businesses. As these companies grow along with our school populations, having a 'low tech' solution to help thousands of children get safely to and from school is crucial.

Therefore, I respectfully request that you consider moving forward with the Bike Route Pilot without delay.

Diane McGrath
(mother of two biking children)
Received on Fri Apr 07 2017 - 08:09:23 PDT

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