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UnivPark website has changed again.  A community initiative that is better supported by the new website structure is the important Santa Cruz/Alameda Safety Study.  Please check out the information on the many safety issues of this cooridor and add your ideas, suggestions, and comments.  

Use the SAFE link to stay informed and up-to-date on safety in our neighborhood.  After the important Community/County safety meeting of August 28th, there was unified agreement that speed, crosswalks, sidewalks, and traffic were issues that needed immediate improvements.   Traffic calming on that short Alameda section between the Y at Santa Cruz and Avy Ave was also discussed.  All these issues are fully documentented in the SAFE Santa Cruz/Almeda Safety Issues report.  

new section that provides important information on Stanford's proposal to annex 14+ acres at Sharon Park Rd @ 2131 Sand Hill Rd to Menlo Park so that Stanford can build a new 40,000 sq ft commercial office building.  This is an active topic for the Menlo Park City Council and it had voted on August 29th to delay the vote on annexation.  This location could support up to 15 single family homes but instead Stanford wants to rezone the property from such residential use to instead allow an office complex that will have 168 parking locations and all the associated vehicle trips, around 1,400 trips per day,  in and out of the property.  All of that traffic will occur at that already busy intersection we use to get to Sharon Heights Shopping Center.   Additionally, Stanford analysis indicates a third of that added traffic will be upon Santa Cruz Ave next to our neighborhood.   Study this issue - stay informed - talk with neighbors.

A new section has been added to the website as a result of a request to voice opinions on the topic of  Access to Oak Knoll school grounds.  The new section contains information, comments, discussion and reference material.  

Other changes and content for the website will be coming, so check back every few days.

What are the 2 most important Safety Issues on Santa Cruz/Alameda?

Submitted by admin on August 6, 2017 - 7:37am

You may mark up to 2 items as the 2 most important issues.

Speed Limit too fast
40% (19 votes)
Intersection at the Alameda/Santa Cruz "Y"
31% (15 votes)
Traffic volume - too much traffic
23% (11 votes)
Sidewalks (obstacles, narrow, in disrepair)
23% (11 votes)
Bike Safety
19% (9 votes)
Crosswalk Safety
13% (6 votes)
Pedestrian Safety
10% (5 votes)
Safety is not a major concern on this corridor
6% (3 votes)
Total votes: 48

West Menlo residents press county to tackle road hazards

The Almanac published an article about our community's effort to have San Mateo County address the scores of serious safety issues along Santa Cruz and Alameda de las Pulgas.  Over 100 neighbors and over 18 county and city staff met at Oak Knoll School to discuss this important issue.  

Local group tackles safety issues on the Alameda/Santa Cruz corridor

This is an InMenlo article about our Communty's efforts to improve safety in our West Menlo nieghborhood.  “Gathering the issues together gives us a collective voice, we don’t want the county to do another safety analysis. Instead we’re driving for an engineering assessment. We realize there are a lot of considerations, for example, implications for the fire department and parking.”

Capitola Art & Wine Festival -- 9th & 10th

A fun weekend (Sept 9 & 10) for the whole family! The Capitola Art & Wine Festival combines Art, Wine, Music and Food, all in charming Capitola Village overlooking the Monterey Bay. Summer’s last hurrah, and truly a weekend in paradise! Stroll the Festival and admire the talent of over 160 fine artists while sipping exceptional wines from 22 Santa Cruz Mountain wineries. Visit the Local Artisans Marketplace filled with locally handmade crafts and artisanal foods.