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.”
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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.
The following Issue Map and associated Safety Issue matrix provides a geographic view of the issues and the areas the issues address.
This Safety Issue is still being documented and photos will be added once the school session starts. I you have photos of the bus stop in action, please send to safety@UnivPark.org.
The Crosswalks at Santa Cruz Ave and Sand Hill Road put pedestrians and cyclists in danger as:
Since the 2005 improvements to Sand Hill Road, not much has been done to address the ever growing issue of traffic volume. In one sense, one could argue that the widening of Sand Hill Road at Santa Cruz has contributed to even greater volume of traffic. No effective measures have been taken, nor are planned to reduce the volume of traffic.
The walkways on Alameda from the Y to Avy Avenue are extremely narrow, sometimes 18”, are in extreme disrepair, require single file walking, strollers and wheelchairs must use roadway, and traffic signs, poles, and fire hydrants are placed in middle of walkway, even for new construction. It goes without further discussion that there are no ADA compliant sections.