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Re: Enforcement Issues

From: domainremoved <Steve>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:06:26 +0000


Thank you for your email on this very important topic. Any parent concerns regarding traffic safety and other issues involving schools and other areas can be emailed directly to me. When appropriate, we initiate a traffic complaint and assign it to our Traffic Division or School Resource Officer for response and targeted enforcement. We then respond to the reporting party with our actions and results. I have included my cell number for anyone wanting to call me directly to discuss their concerns.

Thank you and your members for your work on this very important topic and for keeping our kids safe.

Steven D. McCulley
Town of Atherton
Chief of Police

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On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 12:17 PM -0800, "Jennifer Wolosin" <jenwolosin_at_(domainremoved)

I'm writing to follow up on the email below that I sent on October 16th requesting:

1. Increased enforcement at areas with kid endangerment ongoing violations, and;
2. A meeting with key stakeholders to discuss enforcement issues related to Safe Routes.

Many parents (and community members) are coming to Parents for Safe Routes with enforcement requests/concerns. We would like to discuss with law enforcement the best way to channel this information to you, and what community members can expect in regards to a response/follow-up.

Thank you for your time,

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:14 AM, Jennifer Wolosin <jenwolosin_at_(domainremoved)
Dear Law Enforcement Officials,

Parents for Safe Routes sees a need for increased traffic enforcement around Menlo Park, especially during school commute hours. We are seeing cars not stopping at crosswalks, cars rolling through stop signs, cars stopping in "no stopping zones", cars speeding and a lot of cell phone usage (a lot of this is among parents). While it is our hope that we can help remind our neighbors to self-enforce, in the meantime, we need your help.

Example of areas of great concern include:

  * Olive between Middle and Santa Cruz
  * Santa Cruz Avenue and Sharon Road

We also realize that kids and those on bikes are also exhibiting a great deal of bad behavior (no helmets, riding on the wrong side of the street, not stopping at stop signs, etc.). One area, among many, we are seeing this is at Bay Road and Del Norte. While we appreciate the bike rodeo at Hillview that Officer Mary Ferguson is planning, we welcome even more collaboration among law enforcement, parents and the schools. We need to teach our young ones at an early age to establish appropriate behaviors moving forward.

Parents for Safe Routes would welcome a meeting between law enforcement and our parent advocacy group so we can work together to help improve the safety conditions on our streets.

Thank you for your consideration.

Jen Wolosin
Parents for Safe Routes
Jen Wolosin
Parents for Safe Routes
Received on Fri Nov 10 2017 - 12:11:13 PST

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