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RE: Help - stop the caltrain fence along the Alma-burgess park trail!

From: Taylor, Charles W <CWTaylor_at_(domain_name_was_removed)>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 16:39:29 -0800

Ms. Brown,

As you indicated, Caltrain is installing a fence within their right-of-way along the informal trail near the railroad tracks along Alma. The City made a request to Caltrain that the fence should be located such that it maintains the trail, which is an amenity to the City. Caltrain was in agreement and designed the fence to be on the edge of the trail. The current construction and location of the poles appear to be on the edge of the trail on the track side. This location should maintain the trail. As you noted there are a few areas that narrow, but the trail should still be maintained in those areas.

If you have any specific locations where the trail is being affected please let me know.

Thank you,

Chip Taylor
Engineering Services Manager

From: Bonny Brown [mailto:bonny.brown_at_gmail.com] Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 12:16 AM To: _CCIN
Subject: Help - stop the caltrain fence along the Alma-burgess park trail!

Dear City Council members,

One of the most lovely walks in all of Menlo Park is along the railroad from Burgess Park to the creek border of Palo Alto along Alma. It is a beautiful woodsy trail where you can feel truly outside the city. Runners, dog walkers, parents & children all regularly enjoy this lovely walk. Caltrain is putting up a chain link fence right in the middle of it - very much destroying the beauty of it. I understand it right across from the new gym -- the road is pretty close there. However, further down, it doesn't seem like the advantages are worth wiping out this gorgeous walk. Please stop the fence!

Bonny Brown
461 Burgess Dr., #12
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-678-4600 Received on Tue Nov 09 2010 - 16:44:58 PST

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