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Letter: Watch out for buses on the Grand Boulevard

Original post made on May 8, 2013

At a recent Menlo Park City Council meeting, though residents protested the horrendous traffic impacts expected from Stanford's proposed 8-acre development, no one mentioned a scheme just as calamitous for our main thoroughfare.

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Posted by Dharma
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Don't often agree w Cherie Z but she's right about the Grand Boulevard - what Menlo and other towns need to make transit work is east-west connectivity to CalTrain stations. The idea of the peninsula's only north-south arterial becoming the Champs Elysee (honest, it says that in the Grand Boul lit) is laughable, except that they mean it. That was the goal in SF on Market St - that hasn't worked, but buses and trolleys (and homeless) own Market St because Mission St runs parallel and takes the traffic - along with another five parallel six lane streets. When the "express buses" take a lane off of El Camino, where do the cars go? Maybe they go to the planet where these "grand planners" come from.