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Bike Corridors/Network

From: domainremoved <Joseph>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:04:42 -0700

Dear City Council,

As a concerned citizen of Menlo Park I am writing to suggest bike corridors/networks be more closely examined in the city. As an area that highly promotes the use of alternative transportation, going green, and healthy lifestyle in general, I am appalled that Menlo Park does not adopt bike corridors similar to those found in our neighboring city of Palo Alto (http://paloaltobike.fehrandpeers.net <http://paloaltobike.fehrandpeers.net/>). Given the amount of school children that bike to and from school, I believe the city should examine bike corridors primarily for the safety of those children. It makes no sense that the popular Elm St to Coleman Ave corridor is not bike corridor. Instead bicyclists, mainly kids and teenagers, risk their lives everyday by going through Laurel Ave and Central Ave intersections where bikes have to stop but cars can speed through. This is the complete opposite of what we should have in the city. Take a look at how Palo Alto is addressing the commuting and alternative transportation needs that enhance safety of their bicyclists below. There’s no harm in adding more stop signs to protect the safety of our children.

Thank you,
Joe Scott
Received on Fri Aug 25 2017 - 16:06:58 PDT

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