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Re: El Camino Real (ECR) ALERT

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 07:45:31 -0800

Hello Mr. Petry,

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 Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Stefan Petry <stefan.petry_at_(domainremoved)

> Dear City Council,
>
> I agree with Lee. We should study at least one non-bike alternative for
> ECR. Bike usage will further reduce capacity on ECR and add to vehicle
> congestion and ultimately cut-through traffic.
>
> Thank you!
> Stefan Petry
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Menlo Park's Future <menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
> Date: Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 6:06 PM
> Subject: El Camino Real (ECR) ALERT
> To: Menlo Park's Future <menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
>
>
> El Camino Real (ECR) ALERT
>
>
>
> Fellow residents,
>
>
>
> As you may be aware, the City has embarked on the City’s General Plan
> update process--examining land uses and development standards for the M-2
> zoning area*, as well as mobility issues citywide**. *
>
>
>
> On Feb 19, <http://menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=901> the community is
> invited 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 will be presenting The El Camino Real Corridor Study
> <http://www.menlopark.org/DocumentCenter/View/5919> which provides 3
> alternatives that *all include accommodations for bikes on El Camino
> Real.*
>
>
>
> The alternatives were based in part on a Monkey Survey
> <http://www.menlopark.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/5651>, in which, for
> example, 61% of 309 respondents “regularly bike on El Camino.” And YET of
> those 61%, “39% almost never bike.” I’m not making this up!
>
>
>
> Seriously, *it seems to me that the ECR Study, which BTW, was
> commissioned by the Transportation Commission, should have included at
> least one bike alternative route that parallels—but is not on—ECR. *Such
> a study is warranted given the fact that we have striped bike lanes on
> Alma, we have *new *roads opening up next to the railroad tracks behind
> the Greenheart property and the *new* Residence Inn, an imminent *new*
> bike/ped. underpass connecting Alma and ECR near Middle Road, and the
> possibility of a *new* bike lane behind the ECR Stanford property.
> Furthermore we have a bike bridge in Linfield Oaks connecting Menlo Park to
> Palo Alto’s bike boulevard (Bryant Street).
>
>
>
> If you would like the City to study at least one biker-friendly
> alternative route, or have any other ECR-related comments, please email
> City Council members at city.council_at_(domainremoved)
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','city.council_at_(domainremoved)
> come to the ECR Workshop <http://menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=901> on
> Feb 19. Time is critical as the opportunity for *new* input in this
> process is closing down.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Lee Duboc (menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
>
>
>
>
>
> *Interesting Facts re Menlo Park*
>
> - The daily average of cars on ECR ranges from 35,000-47,000 depending
> on location (obviously some will have passengers).
> - The daily number of weekday bus riders is 220 boardings and 120
> alightings.
>
> · Almost 1000 people commute by train from Menlo Park, and 750
> commute to Menlo Park on weekdays.
>
> · The daily number of bikers at ECR intersections (not on ECR)
> is 272 in the a.m. and 117 in the p.m. *of which 74% are at Sandhill Road
> in the a.m. and 89% in the p.m.*
>
>
>
>
>
>
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