Whether to eliminate street parking along northbound Laurel Street between Oak Grove and Glenwood avenues will be taken up by the Menlo Park Transportation Commission on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
City staff is recommending that the commissioners sign off on the elimination, but parents with children attending the private K-8 Nativity School at 1250 Laurel St., as well as school administrators, are protesting the plan. While city staff suggests the removal will make bicycle travel along the street safer, Nativity parents say it will make dropping off and picking up their children more hazardous.
City staff is also proposing that the city make pedestrian crossing improvements at the intersection of Laurel Street and Oak Grove Avenue by restricting right turns on red and giving people more time to cross the street.
Click here to review the staff report. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St.