Menlo Park commission supports eliminating Laurel Street parking
Original post made on Nov 19, 2013
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on Nov 19, 2013 at 1:41 pm
Allowing cars to block bike lanes heading to schools has to be the dumbest ever road design. I'm glad that the city is coming to their senses.
on Nov 19, 2013 at 2:58 pm
Now if Atherton would address the mess around Laurel School and Ringwood Ave. Too often those picking up kids block the street to through traffic, people are crossing all along the roadway. It's no wonder that there hasn't been an accident yet.
on Nov 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm
This article misses a critical piece of the solution that was recommended by staff and voted on by Transportation Commission. After the community meeting and before the transportation commission meeting, city staff worked with the school staff and identified a plan for the school to reconfigure its parking onsite. The newly available onsite parking will be available for parents to pick up, drop off, and park - replacing the same number of spaces that will be unavailable by using the bicycle lane for bikes. This change will be implemented over the summer. The change to clear the bike lane wouldn't go into effect until after the onsite parking had been reconfigured to make more room for parents.