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Viewpoint - February 28, 2018

Guest opinion: Real safe routes require action

by Jen Wolosin

With the daunting amount of cut-through traffic pouring through our streets, it's easy to feel helpless about road safety in Menlo Park. Kids are unable to walk and bike to school safely. Our city's current approach to the transportation crisis has been to participate in regional discussions (Dumbarton Corridor, high-speed rail, etc.) and to implement piecemeal fixes (e.g., the recently implemented turn restrictions in the Willows). However, to truly make meaningful progress, we need to address our traffic and safety issues proactively, immediately, and robustly.

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Jen Wolosin is founder and chair of Parents for Safe Routes, a Menlo Park-based advocacy group committed to getting kids to school safely.

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