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Does Replacing All Street Parking On Middle Avenue With Bike Lanes Actually Make Sense?

Original post made by dana hendrickson, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park, on Feb 15, 2023

Does Replacing All Street Parking On Middle Avenue With Bike Lanes Actually Make Sense?

What About Removing Most of the Parking In Front of the Popular Nealon Park Playground?

Or are these well-intentioned but unnecessary draconian measures?

The City Council (“Council”) is nearing the end of its evaluation of major potential changes to Middle Avenue that will affect organizations, homeowners, renters, businesses, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

The following are the biggest changes currently favored by the Council:

(a) the addition of bike lanes on the entire length of Middle between El Camino and Olive Street.

(b) a ban of all street parking on Middle

(c) a sharp reduction in the number of spaces in the parking area in the front of the Nealon park tennis courts and playground

Unfortunately, I believe the Council appears to have overestimated the potential value and underestimated the certain hardships that would result from these changes.

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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 15, 2023 at 9:45 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

More stupid save the world nonsense from our council. Such absolute nonsense. Removing parking from Middle isn't going to get people to get rid of their cars.

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