For years the city held up completion of a four-lane interconnection to I-280 that goes partly through Palo Alto on Sand Hill Road, and the city has steadfastly refused to seriously address the almost continuous traffic jam on El Camino Real from south of Middle Avenue to beyond Valparaiso Avenue (except perhaps to only make matters worse by approving numerous housing projects on El Camino along that stretch).
If Menlo Park wants the cooperation of good neighbors, the city leaders need to be what they would like others to be. In short, the city needs to be a part of the solution and less a part of the problem which affects not just residents of surrounding cities but the people of Menlo Park, too.
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