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Commuters get green light on Alameda

Original post made on Dec 13, 2007

The avenue of the fleas — the Alameda de las Pulgas — may be becoming more of a royal road for commuters through West Menlo Park as they acclimate to the new traffic-light timing.
Meanwhile, drivers entering the Alameda from side streets may find themselves queuing more often.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 11:19 PM

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Posted by LLOYD HUFF
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 13, 2007 at 6:10 am

I GREW UP ON CLOUD AVENUE IN THE 1950'S WE OF COURSE NEVER HAD THAT PROBLEM ALL OF US KIDS COULD PLAY AND RIDE OUR BIKES IN THE STREET WITHOUT THE CONTINUAL FEAR OF BEING RUN OVER BY SPEEDING MOTORIST.

POSSIBLE SOLUTION- PUT A PATROL CAR ON THE STREET, NOBODY LIKES A BIG FINE OR AN INCREASE IN THIER INSURANCE PREMIUM OR TIME SPENT IN COURT. IF THAT DOES'NT WORK BUILD SIGNIFICANTLY HIGH SPEED BUMPS.
FINALLY, FOR ANY SPEDDERS READING THIS- GIVE THE REST OF US A BREAK AND SPEED AROUND THE HOUSE IF YOUR IN A HURRY NOT OUT IN THE STREET.


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Posted by All cost, no benefit
a resident of another community
on Dec 13, 2007 at 12:38 pm

Sacrificing safety, especially that of children, for convenience is never a good deal. Mr. Gordon's cost-benefit analysis is flawed. How many children's lives is he willing to give up to save a bit of time for adults in cars?


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Posted by go bears
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Dec 13, 2007 at 9:18 pm

Gordon's just trying to lead all the commuters into the former MP mayor Steve Schmidt
led mega intersection at Sand Hill/Santa Cruz to feed the Stanford development monster. All of the adjacent residential streets in the Sand Hill/Santa Cruz/Alameda are feeling the pain because their clueless elected "leaders" don't live in the area (Gordon lives in Menlo Oaks near the VA, east Menlo, and Schmidt still lives in the Willows, east Menlo) so how can you expect them to have any day to day, first hand appreciation of the problem. Of course, they have this "regionalism" infection that is fashionable today but lacks the intuitive local planning insight. What they have done is give nearly unlimited development options to Stanford at our expense. Until you understand that the Almanac panders to the likes of Schmidt and Gordon you will not appreciate how we have been sold out to Stanford.


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