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Re: Bike Lanes on El Camino

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:55:24 -0800

Hello Mr. Nachtsheim,

Thank you for your email.

I thought you would be interested in the following information:

On Friday, February 13, 2015, Nagaya, Nicole H <nhnagaya_at_(domainremoved)
wrote:

> City Council and Community Members:
>
> As a point of clarification on the El Camino Real Corridor Study and
> parallel streets the City is currently evaluating alternatives for the
> corridor and the concepts currently include Alternative #1 which provides
> no bike accommodations on El Camino Real, but an alternative, parallel
> route would be developed.
>
>
>
> You can find more information on the Study at the City’s website:
> www.menlopark.org/elcaminorealcorridor. As currently planned, four
> alternatives have been identified:
>
>
>
> · Existing Conditions/No Change
>
> · Alternative 1: Three continuous vehicle lanes on ECR (no bike
> accommodations on El Camino, but where an alternative, parallel route would
> be developed)
>
> · Alternative 2: Buffered bike lanes
>
> · Alternative 3: Separated bike lanes
>
>
>
> These options were identified based on City Council direction that
> required one continuous three lane option and at least one bike lane
> option, with feedback gathered at community workshops in April and October
> 2014, meetings with the Bicycle and Transportation Commission, and an
> online survey open from June to September 2014.
>
>
>
> A community workshop is scheduled for February 19th at 6:30pm in the Oak
> Room at the Arrillaga Recreation Center at 701 Alma Street to review the
> alternatives and provide a forum for public feedback on each. An online
> voting option will also be live at February 19th through March 13th if
> you cannot attend the workshop.
>
>
>
> See meeting details:
> http://menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=901&month=2&year=2015&day=13&calType=0
>
>
>
> Online voting available February 19th:
> http://menlopark.org/298/Open-City-Hall
>
>
>
> Please let me know if you have any further questions.
>
>
>
> Best,
>
> Nikki
>
>
>
> Nicole H. Nagaya, P.E.
>
> Transportation Manager
>
> City of Menlo Park
>
> P: 650.330.6781
>
> e: nhnagaya_at_(domainremoved)
>
> Please feel free to contact me with any other questions.

Best regards,

Kirsten Keith
Menlo Park Councilmember
And Former Mayor


On Friday, February 13, 2015, Stephen Nachtsheim <stephen_at_(domainremoved)
wrote:

> Hi,
>
>
>
> I think the idea of bike lanes on El Camino is misguided. I am a regular
> biker around the mid-peninsula area. I am also a regular driver. I feel
> you should leave El Camino to the motorized traffic and focus on bike
> friendly routes just off El Camino. My rationale is pretty simple:
>
> - Try as we might, we do not have much of an options for
> “north/south” traffic in this part of the peninsula. We essentially have
> El Camino and Middlefield. I do not think that reducing lanes El Camino is
> a wise idea – both from the standpoint of traffic and emergency vehicle
> right of way.
>
> - We have options close to El Camino that I believe will be safer,
> convenient and more pleasant to ride. Continuing the bike path that
> currently ends at Urban Lane to the north would be highly desirable – but
> do not put it on El Camino.
>
> -
>
> So I would appreciate seeing a plan (and a survey) that considers these
> options.
>
>
>
> Respectfully,
>
>
>
> Stephen
>
> stephen_at_(domainremoved)
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','stephen_at_(domainremoved)
>
>
>
Received on Sun Feb 15 2015 - 19:49:58 PST

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