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Oak Grove - It's Working!

From: domainremoved <Jennifer>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:56:57 -0700

Hi City Council Members,

This morning I participated in the M-A 2020 Task Force Multi-Modal Audit. A
group of consultants from W-Trans, school staff and neighbors and others,
stood along the perimeter of M-A while students arrived to document
vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian and transit behavior. I personally stood at
the corner of Oak Grove and Middlefield between 8:25 and 8:50am and
witnessed scores of kids arriving to school.

The great news is that a huge number of kids are cycling eastward down Oak
Grove to get to M-A. Furthermore, the multi-jurisdictional cooperation with
Atherton that was used in this project (Atherton extended the route with
their own bike lane and multi-use path) is fantastic. The students are
using the bike infrastructure and the improved intersection to cross safely
to school. Brenda Bachechi, the Vice Prinicipal of M-A who was standing at
the corner with me, remarked at the much greater number of kids coming down
Oak Grove (instead of Ravenswood) and how their biking/crossing behavior
was greatly improved by the engineering investments.

Yes, we have a ways to go to educate the kids and make even more safety
improvements, but Oak Grove is definitely a step in the right direction.

Thank you!!!

P.S. Here is a picture of the FULL bike racks at M-A this morning at the
corner of Oak Grove and Middlefield:
*Jen Wolosin*
Parents for Safe Routes
Received on Tue Oct 24 2017 - 14:01:46 PDT

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