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Woodland Ave safety issue -- sidewalks needed

Original post made by OBSERVING, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park, on Jun 20, 2007

At the Council meeting of June 19,2007, a very compelling case was made for getting the City to fund a project to install sidewalks and perhaps more speed bumps along a stretch of Woodland Ave. The safety of many young children in the area seems to be the main driving force for this need.

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Posted by also concerned
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 21, 2007 at 8:45 am

I believe there is a problem in that area, and also a huge problem along Santa Cruz where there are many more children and us older people walking in the street with cars barreling by at high speeds. I deeply hope the city will not delay fixing the problems along major streets.

One problem the city can do that is relatively inexpensive - regularly remind people to trim bushes and trees that make visibility difficult and pedestrian and bike travel quite unsafe. This includes downtown intersections and around the library parking lot.


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Posted by AlsoObserving
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 21, 2007 at 11:24 pm

If you really want to be fair, Observing, then the city needs to go back to everyone else out there who has a "free" sidewalk in front of their house and ask for 1/2 the original cost of that installation.


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Posted by What is fair
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 22, 2007 at 7:31 am

We had to pay when our sidewalk was replaced. I thought that homeowners were responsible for maintaining their sidewalks.


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Posted by Pedestrian
a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Jun 22, 2007 at 12:01 pm

Safety is important.

I thought projects like this had to go through a cycle of prioritation along with other projects in the annual Capital Imnprovement Projects of the council. We had to wait 2 years to get through this for improvements in our neighborhood.