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Street Smarts: Whether pedaling or water paddling, safety training is crucial for kids

Original post made on Aug 14, 2018

Introducing Street Smarts, a new column by Katie Behroozi and Jen Wolosin dedicated to transportation-related issues in and around Menlo Park.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 11:47 AM

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Posted by Sara Leslie
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 14, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Kudos to the Almanac for hosting this important column and thank you to the authors for great advice. I'd also suggest a public safety video called Eye of the Driver that talks about the importance of making eye contact with drivers when you're crossing the street. Web Link

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Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 14, 2018 at 1:51 pm

An excellent place to start educating is with the Hillview bike riders who have a very unsafe habit of riding en mass thru red NbhMYsignals and stop signs downtown after school.

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Posted by Thanks
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Aug 14, 2018 at 11:35 pm

but I know how to take care of my own kids.

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Posted by MPer
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 15, 2018 at 9:52 am

great piece and good discussion.

just saw a very not a child grown man on a bike decide it was safe to cross middlefield at willow against the red light posing a danger to everyone mostly himself. I guess he thought because one side of traffic was stopped he could sneak through. I see this type of blatant disregard for the rules of the road daily.

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