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G1 - Pedestrian safety on Menlo Avenue

From: domainremoved <Adina>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:34:44 -0700

Honorable Council Members,

This note regards an appeal of a new office development at 840 Menlo Ave,
including a specific request to rule on the relocation of Draeger's loading
zones to accommodate the new development.

https://www.menlopark.org/DocumentCenter/View/18439/G1---840-MENLO-AVE-APPEAL-18-169

Citing the Complete Streets' Commission's recommendation, the staff report
recommends locations on Evelyn Street for the loading zone, to avoid
conflicts with people walking and bicycling on Menlo Avenue.

The Complete Streets Commission strongly opposed relocating the loading
zone, since Menlo Avenue is well used by people walking and bicycling. When
you walk on that street you will see people of all ages including elders
and children, with many people carrying shopping bags or cycling with
panniers/baskets, obviously using the street on the way to do their
shopping.

Preventing safety hazards on Menlo Avenue is a benefit for the stores whose
customers are walking and bicycling to shop, and supports the goals of the
city in having a safe, comfortable, pleasant downtown area where people can
walk safely, including people who drive downtown, park once, and walk to
various stores to run their errands.

As a member of the Complete Streets Commission, I voted with the majority
and continue to support the recommendation to prevent safety hazards.

I urge you to support staff recommendation for the loading zones.

Thank you for your consideration,

- Adina
Adina Levin
alevin_at_(domainremoved)
Received on Tue Aug 28 2018 - 09:34:08 PDT

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