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Menlo Park: Tensions peak over pedestrian bridge

Original post made on Dec 27, 2007

Emotional recollection of traumatizing crimes and frustration with the long-standing isolation of the Belle Haven neighborhood from the rest of Menlo Park vied for center stage last week as the City Council considered whether to replace a more than 40-year-old pedestrian bridge that connects the east and west parts of town.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 26, 2007, 12:00 AM

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Posted by i ma moven, a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Dec 27, 2007 at 10:31 am

"Largely low-income Belle Haven"?
Those cracker boxes are going for $500,000.+
That bridge has been a crime access route since it was built.
By your report the Police Cmdr. hasn't a clue
Try asking the senior police officers in the dept.
Ahhh. Forget that. There are none.
I wonder why?


Posted by Bart, a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jan 11, 2008 at 9:59 am

I and several other bicyclists use the pedestrian bridge daily to provide a safe way to reach our jobs on the east side of 101. Neither Marsh Road or Willow Road overpasses are particularly safe for bicyclists, particularly when dark or in inclement weather.

I hope that any changes to this bridge take into account the needs of its intended users.



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