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Santa Cruz Avenue sidewalks

From: domainremoved <Sue>
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2015 11:42:15 -0700

In many places, there are large trees where the sidewalk would normally go.
Is the plan to have the sidewalk zigzag around the trees, narrowing the bike
lane? Or to zigzag around the trees, onto the homeowners' property? Or cut
down the trees?


Note that the kids are used to walking home several abreast after school.
If the new sidewalks are too narrow, the kids may prefer to ignore the
narrow sidewalks, and continue to walk in the street so they can continue to
walk home several abreast.


At key corners (Santa Cruz/ Olive and Santa Cruz/Lemon come to mind), there
are large numbers of students turning onto the side streets to get to
school. The corner of Lemon is especially dangerous since only a small
fraction of the right of way is paved. This brings the pedestrians too
close to the cars. At these high-traffic intersections, please wrap the
sidewalks around the corner for 30 - 50 feet minimum so kids can negotiate
the corner without having to worry about being hit by cars. On Olive, to
increase safety for kids, I propose "no stopping 1:30 - 3:30 PM" signs for
the first 50 feet to prevent the solid mass of cars that currently clog the
sidewalk and block the view of the crosswalk.


Is there a plan view of the proposed sidewalks that addresses these issues?


Sue Kayton

1854 Doris Drive

Received on Sun Mar 08 2015 - 11:37:16 PDT

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