Four blocks of Alameda de las Pulgas, a primary school route, are inconsistent with the rest of the Alameda and have a high number of accidents, including several where cars have jumped the curb and even crashed into properties and homes.
- Does NOT have bike lanes
- Does NOT have dedicated turn lanes
- Has an increased speed limit right at the beginning of the school use area (speed is only for the 4 blocks)
- Has very confusing north bound lane reduction starting at Sharon Rd.
- Has serious safety issues, including those affecting school kids
- Is very inconsistent with the Alameda for the northernly 13 blocks
- Has a very high accident rate
- Parents have reported many near misses involving their children
- Road glare, especially in mornings and late afternoons, restricts visibility
North on Alameda, throughout Menlo Park, Alameda has single lanes each way with a centerturn lane and bike lanes; however, just this single short 4 block section is introduces inconsistent lanes. It becomes much less safe, removes left turn and bike lanes, and creates two lanes of high speed traffic. All at a point that begins a major use area for children attending the two nearby schools and pre-school.
This inconsistent section of Alameda does not make sense as it doesn’t improve traffic throughput but significantly increases risk for the many school children and others using this short section of Alameda.
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