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Portola Valley study outlines town's emergency escape routes

Original post made on Aug 19, 2022

Portola Valley council members approved a draft of a study on evacuating during an emergency.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 19, 2022, 9:09 AM

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Posted by David B
a resident of another community
on Aug 19, 2022 at 1:18 pm

David B is a registered user.

The PVNU broken record continues:

Town: "We're studying fire safety"
PVNU: "That's not good enough, you need to study fire egress because new housing development in town will make us unsafe"
Town: "OK, here's a professional study of fire egress by experts"
PVNU "That's not good enough, you also need to study earthquakes and terrorist attacks [seriously??] because new housing development in town will make us unsafe".

I believe (prove me wrong) that PVNU only exists to block any and all new housing in PV, and they'll keep throwing every argument they can at the wall until they win.

I am so tired of this...


Posted by amhey
a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Aug 20, 2022 at 12:57 pm

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If both Alpine and Portola Roads are blocked there need to be ways up Windy Hill, for example, through Fogarty Winery, through Pony Tracks Ranch to Page Mill Road. Even though flames move uphill, going up maybe the only way out could be uphill.


Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Aug 22, 2022 at 2:54 am

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Here is a good model of an evacuation plan from a road constrained neighborhood:

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