Menlo Park tonight: Santa Cruz Ave. sidewalks, bike lanes


Wondering why those electronic signs along Santa Cruz Avenue are notifying the public about the installation of sidewalks and bike lanes along the busy Menlo Park street? Learn why tonight at an informational community meeting.

On March 10, the City Council voted unanimously in favor of the installations, which would be created between Olive Street at Hillview Middle School and Johnson Street at the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and the beginning of the downtown area.

Buffered bike lanes will also be installed in both directions. Street parking will be eliminated to make room, according to the city's staff.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Hillview Middle School, which is located at 1100 Elder Avenue.

— Sandy Brundage

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Posted by parent
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 11, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Popular streets like this are exactly where we need sidewalks and bike lanes. I'm glad the city has finally figured this out.

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Posted by Edward Syrett
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on May 11, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Edward Syrett is a registered user.

I happened to be walking down Santa Cruz Avenue yesterday evening and found the electronic signs quite enigmatic. I forget exactly what they flashed, but there was definitely something about a project being "removed". By contrast, a hand-lettered sign on someone's private fence was completely clear. It said "We need sidewalks on Santa Cruz Ave." with an arrow pointing beyond where the existing sidewalk ends.

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Posted by Poor communication
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 11, 2015 at 7:57 pm

This was a poorly noticed meeting about an even more poorly communicated plan that seems to favor a few property owners who have installed things in the city right of way instead of favoring a design that provides landscaping and some parking. It seems that all parking is being removed from one street and plopping it onto others that were never designed for parking.
Meetings and discussions are good but this feels like something is being crammed down on us. We have needed well designed side walks for many years these need to serve many, not just a few Santa Cruz home owners.
do it right and communicate it much better.

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