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Railroad Track Issue

From: domainremoved <Renee>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 01:36:42 +0000

Hi—

I am a resident of Menlo Park since 1987. I am writing in regards to the train tracks at Ravenswood and the impending decisions on what to do with them.
  I travel daily across the railroad tracks on Ravenswood. Right now, even though the change was made to block left turns from Alma on to Ravenswood, there is still a MAJOR issue with the Pedestrian walkway and where it is located (immediately by tracks) and that pedestrians can cross whenever they want, holding up traffic, causing a safety concern for East bound traffic crossing the tracks.

However, what I recently learned about, was that the City of MP is deciding on 2 alternatives during Caltrain construction:




The City Council and Planning Commission is being asked to choose between two alternatives.



The first, alternative A, would force all east-west traffic onto Ravenswood, and block traffic, foot bike and auto, from crossing at Oak Grove and Glenwood.



The second would grade separate Ravenswood, Oak Grove and Glenwood, would create a solid 10- foot high wall along the tracks, and would tie up traffic in the city for years.



I would like to ask for a 3rd alternative—to RAISE THE TRACKS. I would like to ask the City Council to have Caltrain recalibrate the grades, to make this happen. It might be an expense, but the cost savings would justify the savings of the study.



I feel the first 2 alternatives are BIG mistakes!!



Thank you,



Renee Schott

1151 Cotton street, MP




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