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Menlo Park bike lanes on Alpine Road

From: Janet Davis <jadjadjad_at_(domain_name_was_removed)>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 10:08:51 -0800

The bike lanes within the city jurisdiction along Alpine Road do not appear to be the minimum width of 4 ft and they are inadequately maintained for foliage clearance and debris. At some points, just before county jurisdiction, the white line seems to disappear completely. This route is heavily traveled by cyclists who have to compete with huge trucks and other vehicles, most of which exceed even the (ill advised) posted speed limit at times when the traffic is not grid locked. Also, there appears, from my observation, to be absolutely no MP police enforcement at any time in the vicinity of the Alpine or Sand Hill intersections within the city jurisdiction.

Your prior assertion that you have no recent records of "collisions" within the city jurisdiction hinges on the definition of "collision" since I have photos of a bicycle accident just before the intersection and have been witness to many others over the years. The 40 mph sign by the Buck estate encourages people (when not grid locked) to speed within the county jurisdiction, where many accidents certainly do occur. Given the recent fatality within the county jurisdiction, it would behoove the city to mitigate patently dangerous conditions within its own bailiwick and get together with county officials to improve overall safety in this area. Received on Mon Nov 15 2010 - 10:18:40 PST

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