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Re: Dangerous crosswalk on Santa Cruz Avenue

From: domainremoved <Eric>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 16:27:15 -0700

This is good to know, thanks so much. With this information in hand, we
will contact our County Supervisor.

On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 4:10 PM, Ohtaki, Peter I <PIOhtaki_at_(domainremoved)
wrote:

> Hi Eric,
> I agree that currently this is a dangerous intersection as the crosswalk
> is too far from Sharon Road also. Because Sharon Road is unincorporated
> San Mateo County, the County transportation department released the
> attached proposal to move the crosswalk with a new HAWK light system on Aug
> 28.
> [image1.JPG]
> I do not know the timeframe, but I know our city staff will be working
> with county staff on this.
>
> Peter Ohtaki
> Menlo Park City Councilmember
>
> Sent from my iPhone, so please forgive typos and blunt language.
>
> On Oct 4, 2017, at 3:27 PM, Eric Richert <eric.richert_at_(domainremoved)
> eric.richert_at_(domainremoved)
>
> Dear City folks,
>
> I am writing to alert you to a dangerous crosswalk on Santa Cruz Avenue
> near Sharon Road. This is the crosswalk that many La Entrada kids from the
> University Heights neighborhood use to get to and from school each day. My
> wife Sandy Sloan and I spoke a couple of times with Reuben Nino before he
> retired, but there has been no noticeable change as a result of those
> discussions.
>
> Our granddaughter and a friend were almost hit by a car this afternoon,
> which is why I'm writing. With crosswalk lights flashing, 3 cars went
> right through the crosswalk even as the kids had started across. Sandy had
> to grab them to prevent them from getting hit.
>
> The problem is two-fold: traffic moves along this stretch of Santa Cruz
> at a good clip, and the lights that are supposed to alert drivers to
> pedestrians at the crosswalk (blinking lights on a sign and lights in the
> pavement) are too dim to be easily seen. The solution may be to install
> brighter lights on both the sign and in the crosswalk. A similar setup at
> the downtown post office crosswalk seems much brighter and more effective.
> Also, it would be great to lower the speed limit.
>
> In any case, this is a situation that needs attention. We ask that
> someone in the City attend to this problem.
>
> Thank you,
> Eric Richert
> 321 Stanford Avenue
>
> --
> Eric Richert
> cell 650 380-2008
>
>


-- 
Eric Richert
cell 650 380-2008
Received on Wed Oct 04 2017 - 16:32:44 PDT

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