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2131 Sand Hill ND and Sidewalk problems

From: domainremoved <Janet>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:10:37 +0000 (UTC)

SIDEWALK PROBLEMSNEAR THE INTERSECTION OF SAND HILL/SANTA CRUZ  Stanford’s Negative Declaration lauds the abundance ofsidewalks in the area.  There IS asidewalk down Sand Hill road, leading to the hospitals and the university campus.  However, if anyone would choose to strolldown to the local restaurants via Santa Cruz or Alameda, they would be takingrisks to their safety.   Not only is much of the sidewalk impermissibly narrow andnon-ADA compliant, it has actual severe hazards that could result in bodilyinjury even to able bodied, healthy people. One of the attached pictures shows a pedestrian having to walk into theroadway.  I have seen people walkingtheir dogs (of whom there are many), and people with strollers, also having towalk out into the roadway.  The “sidewalk” is also full of impediments like utilitypoles and grates, and huge cracks and uneven grades.   There are crosswalks that go to a “sidewalk”that is blocked by utility poles/equipment and there are very few ADA rampsthat would help disabled people use the path, even if it were wide enough to accommodatewalkers or wheelchairs. There are a few people in the neighborhood that useelectric wheelchairs: one was a volunteer for the Sheriff’s Dept..  In order for them to travel down Santa Cruzor Alameda, they use the bike lane, or where that is not available, theroadway.Most, but not all, of these problems are within Countyjurisdiction.  There are also impedimentsat the corner of Sand Hill and Santa Cruz. Attached please find sample photos of problems in theimmediate area of the Sand Hill intersection that belie the assertions in theNegative Declaration.
Received on Thu Aug 17 2017 - 13:12:58 PDT

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