Tonight: Should city survey Willows on traffic?


As anyone who tracks letters to the council's email list knows, the topic of the Willows traffic plan study comes before the council on Tuesday, June 7 -- not the plan itself, but the question of whether to survey those living within the study area about the plan, i.e. the question of whether to question. Again.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Civic Center (701 Laurel St.)

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Posted by Hank Lawrence
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 7, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Willow Road is a major artery used by many Menlo Park residents to get to their homes from Highway 101. It should be left as it is.

What if people in Sharon Heights complained about the traffic on Sand Hill Road and wanted it pared down to 2 lanes. Should the interests of one neighborhood overide the interests of the entire community? I think not.

The Council should instruct its staff to cease and desist on Willow Road.

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Posted by contrary
a resident of another community
on Jun 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Better idea--widen the entire stretch to 2 lanes. The VA has plenty of ground to spare, and we can cramp the businesses a little, if necessary. Then build an underpass at the tracks. This will all result in the traffic moving more smoothly, with no bottlenecks. After all, people who must get through town are going to go anyway. This will just make it a little easier and quicker!

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