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RE: Parking

From: Quirion, Jesse T <"Quirion,>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 09:18:00 -0700

Barbra,

We are working on updating the downtown parking plazas to better accommodate all sizes of vehicles but in the meantime we are repainting all of the parking space markings in the plazas to better define the spaces. Additionally, parking large vehicles in spaces that cannot accommodate the vehicle is prohibited and signage is posted in all plazas to remind drivers to park within the marked spaces. I will however pass your comments along to parking enforcement with your specific concerns regarding the plaza behind Walgreens.

We will look into the Encinal concern that you mentioned to see what type of improvements or education can be applied to help alleviate some of the congestion.

Jesse T. Quirion
Transportation Manager
City of Menlo Park
E: jtquirion_at_(domainremoved)
P: 650-330-6744

-----Original Message-----
From: barbrawood [mailto:woodbarbra_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:34 AM
To: letters_at_(domainremoved)
Subject: Parking

Don't know that this is a letter to the editor, but just wanted to comment that I do believe that parking spaces are often too small, time limits too short, and ticketing too frequent. In particular I site the parking behind Walgreen's.
The parking lane and the spaces are too narrow. More than once I have not been able to enter that parking lane because of a large vehicle extending beyond the parking space, or a delivery truck blocking the entire lane. I also object to having to purchase tickets to park after the 2-hour minimum.

Want to comment also on the problems we have exiting Felton Gables when parents are picking up or dropping children off at Encinal School. We cannot turn left onto Encinal from Felton, as the parents are lined up on Encinal Ave., waiting to make a left turn into the school pickup lane.

I went to Encinal school myself, in a time when children walked or rode bikes to school, rain or shine. It's interesting that the City refers to Menlo Park as a "village" in their neighborhood booklet, when it is a congested city with all of the problems that ensue.

Barbra Wood
212 Felton Drive
Received on Wed May 21 2014 - 09:15:49 PDT

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