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Re: General Plan--Traffic Mitigations

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:12:19 +0000

Hi Ms. Nagaya,

I’m speaking with Wendy right now. Would you please send the link to the
TMP mitigation measures?

Thank you.

On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 6:28 PM Nagaya, Nicole H <nhnagaya_at_(domainremoved)
wrote:

> Hi Councilmember Keith and Wendy,
>
> We should have the Transportation Master Plan webpage with a list of
> mitigation measures up next week. I will email a link when the page is up.
> Hope you both have a nice weekend.
>
> Best,
> Nikki
>
> On Dec 2, 2016, at 9:23 AM, Kirsten Keith <kkeith_at_(domainremoved)
> kkeith_at_(domainremoved)
>
> Hi Wendy,
>
> The 11/29/16 staff report on the General Plan has specific measures to be
> studied for action beginning on page 214. I asked staff to put these items
> on the city website in an easily accessible location so that the community
> may easily access these ideas.
>
> Nikki, would you please tell us when and where those items are on the
> website? Thank you.
>
> Best regards,
> Kirsten
>
>
> On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 9:34 PM Wendy Shindler <wcs_at_(domainremoved)
> wcs_at_(domainremoved)
> Thank you all for getting back to me. Much appreciated.
>
>
>
> I would very much like to hear specifics about how the traffic is going to
> be managed. I used residential surface streets three times this week to get
> to mountain view in the late afternoon because I couldn't get on 101.
>
>
>
> Thank you
>
> Wendy
>
>
>
> > On Dec 1, 2016, at 3:39 PM, Wendy Shindler <wcs_at_(domainremoved)
> wcs_at_(domainremoved)
>
> >
>
> > Dear all,
>
> > Is my feedback part of the official record? I can't tell because none of
> you acknowledged my input... accept for Ray sending me a link to his
> editorial.
>
> > Thank you
>
> > Wendy Shindler
>
> >
>
> >> On Nov 29, 2016, at 3:07 PM, Wendy Shindler <wcs_at_(domainremoved)
> <mailto:wcs_at_(domainremoved)
>
> >>
>
> >> Oh dear! I accidentally deleted one of the paragraphs from my email.
> Please use revised email below!
>
> >>
>
> >> Best, Wendy
>
> >>
>
> >>
>
> >>> On 11/29/16 11:57 AM, Wendy Shindler wrote:
>
> >>>
>
> >>>
>
> >>> Dear Menlo Park City Council,
>
> >>>
>
> >>> I've been tracking the General Plan process for some time now,
> particularly the proposed FaceBook and Connect Menlo developments impacting
> neighborhoods along Bay Rd, and beyond. I sincerely hope the City will
> further improve the General Plan to better address Menlo Park's worsening
> traffic issues.
>
> >>>
>
> >>> I'm a resident of the Flood Triangle neighborhood. In the last several
> years, we have experienced a crippling increase in traffic on and around
> Bay Rd. Every weekday morning, there are 45-60 cars backed up on Bay at the
> 5-way Ringwood/Bay intersection. Every weekday afternoon, from ~4pm on, it
> can take 15-25 minutes to negotiate the roughly half mile between my home
> off Bay Rd and the 101S/Willow interchange.
>
> >>>
>
> >>> This is our current weekday reality, and the development allowed under
> the current General Plan has not yet begun in earnest.
>
> >>>
>
> >>> Though the General Plan Update includes some traffic mitigations, I
> don't believe the proposed mitigations will adequately address the traffic
> issues that will be caused, or worsened by further M-2 and Connect Menlo
> development. Without significant traffic mitigation, I fear for the future
> of neighborhoods along Bay Rd, but also for Menlo Park and surrounding
> communities in general.
>
> >>>
>
> >>> I understand from Nikki Nagaya and Angela Abesos that Menlo Park has a
> presence in some longer-term regional transportation planning. This is a
> great start, but I sincerely hope Menlo Park will not depend on those
> long-term regional, or state, or federal efforts to solve our current
> traffic problems - particularly problems caused by our own local planning
> and development over the years, and including additional development
> proposed for the M-2 area, or to benefit the M-2 area (Connect Menlo/101
> interchange).
>
> >> I urge you to revise the General Plan update to LINK plans for
> implementing specific, actionable, measurable traffic improvement and
> mitigation goals to development PRIOR to approving said development. In
> this case, commit to making improvements and mitigations prior to approving
> the addition of thousands of square feet of new office space to the the M-2
> area and other areas covered in the Menlo Park General Plan.
>
> >>
>
> >>> I am a pro-smart development resident. I am optimistic that our City
> staff, Council members, Board and Commission members will take a leadership
> role in driving smart development locally, regionally and at the state and
> federal levels -- smart development that takes the needs and concerns of
> all primary stakeholders into consideration - including the needs and
> concerns of the residents of neighborhoods along Bay Rd and well beyond.
>
> >>>
>
> >>> Thank you for your consideration of our concerns.
>
> >>>
>
> >>> Respectfully,
>
> >>> Wendy Shindler
>
> >>> 1009 Almanor Ave
>
> >>> Menlo Park, CA 94025
>
> >>>
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> >>>
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> >>>
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> >>>
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> >>>
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> >>>
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> >>>
>
> >>>
>
> >>
>
> --
Best regards,

Kirsten Keith,
Mayor of Menlo Park
Received on Mon Nov 13 2017 - 21:17:10 PST

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