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Re: El Camino Real transportation safety. Over/under passes at Sand Hill Rd and Ravenswood.

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 20:00:13 -0800

Hello Mr. Jhawar,

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 Thursday, February 12, 2015, Sanjay Jhawar <sanjay_at_(domainremoved)

> This note is regarding the solicitation for the Menlo Park community to
> share ideas on how El Camino Real can become a safer and more accommodating
> transportation resource for all users, including pedestrians and
> bicyclists, and the recently published survey at
>
>
>
> http://www.menlopark.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/5651
>
>
>
> I am a resident of Menlo Park, on Gilbert Avenue, and regular user of El
> Camino Real as a driver. As a cyclist I regular have to cross El Camino
> Real.
>
>
>
> I’d like to provide input regarding cycling. Given the traffic and
> multi-lane width of El Camino Real, its highly undesirable and feels
> dangerous to cycle on El Camino. It’s also noisy, and not pleasant to
> cycle on. Adding bike lanes would help, but for me would not induce me
> to cycle on El Camino.
>
>
>
> There are adequate routes for cyclists already particularly on Alma (where
> cycle lane improvement would help) and on the Embarcadero bike paths and
> University Drive.
>
>
>
> However crossing El Camino is difficult and/or involves lengthy stop light
> waits at Sand Hill Road, Ravenswood, Valparaiso and Encinal and at Page
> Mill Road in Palo Alto.
>
>
>
> *The biggest improvement for cyclists would be underpasses or cycle bridge
> overpasses* at these points. *The priority would be at Sand Hill Road
> and Ravenswood *(and Page Mill although this solicitation is for Menlo
> Park not Palo Alto)
>
>
>
> Thanks
>
> Sanjay Jhawar
>
> 440 Gilbert Avenue, Menlo Park, CA
>
>
>
Received on Sun Feb 15 2015 - 19:54:47 PST

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