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Sharon Road sidewalks

From: domainremoved <linda>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 10:09:16 -0800

Dear City Council--

First of all, thank you for all of your work on behalf of our city. I know
it is not an easy job, and I appreciate your service.

I understand that you are in the process of goal setting for the year. I
hear that resources are limited in terms of staff time, and it is
impossible complete all of the projects that are being requested. I beg you
to put the installation of sidewalks on Sharon Road at the top of the list.

My older daughter currently attends La Entrada, and my younger one will be
starting in the fall. If you have ever stood there and watched the kids
stream up Sharon Rd to La Entrada in the morning, you would be appalled.
There are no sidewalks, so they trudge through mud puddles and dodge cars.
Often, vehicles are parked on the shoulder, which requires them to go
around the vehicle into traffic to pass. My daughter was almost hit doing
so last week. I sometimes think I should drive her since it would be safer,
but we live a block and a half away! It is crazy to drive such a short
distance! And doing so would only add to the traffic problem.

Dozens of children walk up and down Sharon Rd every day to and from La
Entrada. In addition, as one of the few routes up to Sharon Heights, it is
frequented by joggers, neighbors out walking their dogs, and people walking
up to the Sharon Heights Shopping Center. Installing sidewalks would help a
wide range of people, not just students.

The current state of Sharon Rd is dangerous and shameful. It is only a
matter of time before someone it hit by a car and seriously injured or
killed. Installing sidewalks along just one block, between Alameda and
Altschul, would make things so much safer and be appreciated by so many of
us. I beg you to dedicate staff time and resources to making this happen

thank you so much,
Linda Barman,
Menlo Park parent
Received on Sun Feb 10 2019 - 10:05:43 PST

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