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No More Cut Thru Traffic

From: domainremoved <Julie>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 15:13:31 -0700

Esteemed City Council Members and Senior City Staff,

We request that you implement a pilot program in the heavily trafficked
area of Menlo Park that is most impacted by cut through traffic from 101,
Bayfront Expressway and Willow Road to improve the ability of the residents
to enter and leave the neighborhood during commute hours.

We conduct walk throughs weekly (usually Monday afternoons and Friday
mornings during peak commute hours) to orient stakeholders to neighborhood
traffic challenges. You are invited to join us - reserve a spot by
emailing info_at_(domainremoved)

Currently, it's very difficult to exit the neighborhood after 7:20am, and
as we heard "the traffic is crazy up until after 9am." It's also nearly
impossible to get home until after 7pm.

Our discussions with neighborhood residents yielded these additional
comments:


It would have taken me 45 minutes from Van Buren and Bay Road to Willow and
Newbridge (a distance of .7 miles), so we parked at Van Buren and walked
home over the footbridge, then went back to get the car later that
evening. As I was walking back to the car I saw several of my Belle Haven
neighbors fetching their cars too.

I take the later shift at work so I can get home. Otherwise I sit in
traffic for a good hour for a 10 minute ride.

It would be helpful to be able to borrow a bike at the footbridge to be
able to get home.

Enclosed are photos
<https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZcqzbLnXNEJJs1sUP0vOYfjJcW_7stPs?usp=sharing>
taken at various intersections in the area at commute times.

Residents see that other neighborhoods have been able to pilot alternate
traffic routing. We politely request a similar pilot to begin as soon as
Monday.

We are enclosing a link to a map
<https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZcqzbLnXNEJJs1sUP0vOYfjJcW_7stPs?usp=sharing>
of potential areas for signs residents would like to see both within and
around the perimeter of the neighborhood.

Can you approve no thru traffic signs for the Belle Haven neighborhood?

Sincerely,

Cecilia Taylor, Julie Shanson and Annielka Perez, Belle Haven Action

-- 
Julie Shanson
*Communications Manager*
<http://www.bellehavenaction.org>
Received on Tue May 22 2018 - 15:14:36 PDT

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