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Safe Routes to School funding for Laurel Upper Campus

From: domainremoved <*MASSIMO>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:04:12 -0700

Dear Sirs,

Please include my input to the discussion of how to address the issue on
'Safe Routes to School" in the laurel Upper campus.
Just like many other residents in the willows area I express concerns about
the safety of pedestrians, mostly children, in our area, specifically on
the Elm and Central Ave intersection. Both my wife and I are eye witnesses
of nearly missed pedestrians/car accidents on this intersection. We
strongly believe that this is due to the fact that there is a long stretch,
approx 4 blocks of no traffic control such as stop signs, bumps, or any
street signals to indicate that this is a location of walk crossing. Elm
street is a direct shot to the East Palo Alto school from the shopping
location on Menalto, the preferred and only food stop for kids' breakfast
and lunch items. Elm is also CURRENTLY frequented by bike traffic to and
across the park in the direction of Laurel and Encinal. With the opening of
the Upper Campus one can only conclude that the pedestrian and bike traffic
on that intersection would increase. The lack of stops makes Central a
mini-highway in the neighborhood and we hope that this issue will be
addressed by the Council.
I am aware of the logical procedures to make this happen and the amount of
funds required and, frankly, it's actually rather insulting and immoral.
This is not an attempt to calm traffic in the willows area and spending
huge amount of dollars on study after study, rather a precise, surgical
treatment to make a safe route to school, It's about safety and I hope you
value this feedback from people who are living through it.

Thank you.
-- 
Central Avenue resident
Menlo Park.
Received on Wed Oct 29 2014 - 11:59:50 PDT

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