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Concerned Response to Stanford GUP

From: domainremoved <Susan>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:55:53 +0000

To Whom It May Concern,

I am opposed at this time to the GUP as put forward by Stanford. I do not
believe the surrounding areas of Menlo Park and Palo Alto can absorb the
traffic and additional public services needed by increasing the number of
people coming to Stanford. The impact of the associated construction plans
is staggering. I live one block off of El Camino Real in northern Menlo
Park. During peak hours it can take 10 minutes to drive one block on El
Camino. I anticipate the grid lock will get worse with the many
developments already approved that face El Camino. I don’t see any solution
to the traffic problem in the Stanford GUP. Ideally the University would
look at opening up other roads to and from campus (across the creek) so
that residents of Menlo Park do not have to rely only on ECR. My
understanding of the No New Net Commuters is that it does not take into
account visits to campus for non-academic reasons. That makes it a
meaningless measure.

I am happy to have Stanford as a neighbor. I am an alum and I continue to
work with the University. I am though very concerned about the scale of
these plans. In my view, the campus density has grown too quickly -
allowing very little room for future generations to create a blueprint that
works for them. I would vote to curtail the present plans until there is a
very reliable plan in place for traffic control and for absorbing the
impact of construction.


Susan C Neville
160 Forest Lane
Menlo Park, CA. 94025
Received on Mon Jan 22 2018 - 13:59:24 PST

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