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Re: El Camino Real (ECR) ALERT

From: domainremoved <Stefan>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:03:00 -0800

Helpful indeed,
Thank you!
On Feb 17, 2015 7:45 AM, "Kirsten Keith" <kkeith_at_(domainremoved)

>
> 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)
> wrote:
>
>> 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)
>> Date: Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 6:06 PM
>> Subject: El Camino Real (ECR) ALERT
>> To: Menlo Park's Future <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)
>> 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)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *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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