So what does it take to get some traffic cops out on Santa Cruz Avenue during the day, ticketing drivers who seem hell-bent on flattening any pedestrian who might slow their oh-so-important progress? It's not unusual to be menaced a few times a week by these entitled creeps and oblivious cell-phone gabbers, but today I had to take defensive measures three times -- twice in a crosswalk and once just as I was prepared to step off the curb. (In the last case, this behemoth-driving, phone-talking idiot rolled right through both the crosswalk and the stop sign.)
Hey Menlo Park Police Department, are you paying attention? Hey city of Menlo Park and Chamber of Commerce, do you really want people to come downtown to shop and eat? I need to eat to survive, but if survival is my first priority, I'll have to stop walking downtown and find my lunch elsewhere. And do my shopping elsewhere.