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Public scrutiny launched for Facebook's 'Willow Village'

Original post made on Feb 26, 2018

The doors are opening for the public to weigh in on Facebook's biggest Menlo Park development yet.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, February 26, 2018, 11:10 AM

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Posted by Menlo resident
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Feb 26, 2018 at 12:37 pm

I hope they consider the intense and growing pedestrian / bicycle traffic of Facebook employees crossing Willow. That’s already a problem (crosswalk blocking light cycles for turning vehicles). Existing crossing guards that are sometimes present protect the pedestrians, but don’t seem to care about blocking cars through several light cycles. This needs a tunnel or pedestrian overpass if Facebook wants to connect these parcels for bikes and pedestrians.

Posted by sie
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Feb 26, 2018 at 1:44 pm

sie is a registered user.

@Menlo resident

I completely agree! The bicycle and pedestrian traffic at the intersection of Willow and Hamilton is making it impossible for those of us who live in that area to leave the neighborhood. It's been made much more difficult with the recent installation of a "no right on red" prohibition for turning from Hamilton onto Willow.

Posted by Ratio Rationality
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 27, 2018 at 7:48 am

Needs more housing- 1,500 units sounds like a lot, but it barely makes a dent in the demand from 1.75 million square feet of office!

Posted by Alan
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Feb 27, 2018 at 11:40 am

If they're building something of this scale, adding a bicycle/pedestrian bridge is a trivial add on. I think a bit more than that will be needed; funding the proposed express bus "flyover" ramp, adding a reversible lane on the Dumbarton, and/or adding commuter rail service on the Dumbarton corridor is needed.

Posted by Alan
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Feb 27, 2018 at 11:44 am

I believe - from what I've seen elsewhere - that the "red" rectangle on the image is imagined as an elevated rail station on the Dumbarton corridor. That probably would include a pedestrian overpass, if not a bicycle overpass.

Posted by D
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Feb 28, 2018 at 3:53 pm

Traffic is already a nightmare on Willow Rd. and this development will only exacerbate the problem

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