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Mixed-use future for Dumbarton Rail Corridor

From: domainremoved <Lyndon>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:44:40 -0700

To the Samtrans Board of Directors:

My wife and I write in strong support of the concept to convert a portion
of the Dumbarton Rail Corridor into a mixed use bicycle and pedestrian path
connecting Redwood City, Menlo Park and East Palo Alto.

There currently are no safe routes for people to traverse East Palo Alto,
eastern Menlo Park and the heart of Redwood City's revitalized downtown,
without using motorized transport. This envisioned mixed-use path would
provide residents of these communities with a safe, healthy and green way
of participating in the economic and recreational future of the area.

I reiterate the points raised by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, that
realizing the above concept would:

   - Provide a safe and critical bicycle/pedestrian transportation
   connection from across the Dumbarton Bridge to downtown Redwood City and
   destinations in between.
   - Reduce traffic congestion, particularly during commute hours.
   - Create recreational and health opportunities and safe routes to
   destinations in communities underserved by safe bicycle and pedestrian
   transportation alternatives, including North Fair Oaks, Ravenswood, and
   East Palo Alto.
   - Be a transportation option for short trips compatible with a parallel
   rail and/or bus transit.

Please consider the above ideas, and the aspirations especially of the
young families in these communities. Your decision on this matter will
affect this region for generations, and potentially leave a tremendous
legacy.

Respectfully,

Lyndon W. Wong & Laura Lane
Menlo Park CA

cc: Redwood City Council, Menlo Park Council, SVBC
Received on Fri Jul 21 2017 - 18:47:50 PDT

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