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Fwd: Wallea Drive stop signs

From: domainremoved <Patti>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 21:07:38 -0700

Dear Council - I was asked to forward this message to you as it wasn't
included in the staff report for next Tuesday's meeting even though
addressed to the Council.

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From: David Hauk <davidhauk_at_(domainremoved)
Date: Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 10:35 PM
Subject: Fwd: Wallea Drive stop signs
To: Patti Fry <pattilfry_at_(domainremoved)

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*From:* "David Hauk" <davidhauk_at_(domainremoved)
*Date:* April 23, 2014 at 12:33:35 PM PDT
*To:* jtquirion_at_(domainremoved)
*Subject:* *Wallea Drive stop signs*

To the Menlo Park City Council

I have lived at 1045 Wallea Drive at the corner of San Mateo Drive since

I have noted the approval by the Transportation Commission of the
installation of stop signs at the 2 Wallea/San Mateo intersections. I feel
that these signs are totally unnecessary, and I would suggest placing
"yield" signs instead.

Both intersections have good visibility for traffic on Wallea. While there
may be some confusion regarding right of way, any confusion would be
eliminated with a yield sign. Placing a stop sign would require traffic to
stop and then stop again a very short distance away at Santa Cruz or Middle.

More important, a stop sign would be an unnecessary impediment for bike
traffic. During morning and evening hours Wallea Drive carries a heavy
amount of bike traffic on the way to the San Mateo bike bridge to Stanford.
Very few commuter bicyclists remain on San Mateo Drive, since Wallea Drive
offers a slight short cut. With a yield sign bicyclists would be able to
maintain their momentum through the intersections unless challenged by car
traffic on San Mateo. A stop sign would not increase bike safety at the
intersections at all.

Please reconsider the Commission's decision and utilize yield signs instead
of stop signs.

David Hauk
Received on Thu May 01 2014 - 21:06:08 PDT

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