https://almanacnews.com/square/print/2019/11/05/atherton-considers-reducing-ecr-to-two-lanes


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Atherton considers reducing ECR to two lanes

Original post made by Peter Carpenter, Atherton: Lindenwood, on Nov 5, 2019

"Due to the limited width of El Camino Real in Atherton, reconfiguration of the travel way will be
necessary to provide the space needed for bicycle and pedestrian facilities. As noted above, three
conceptual layouts were prepared for El Camino Real: (1) a two-way, shared use trail along the
west side of El Camino Real; (2) 8’ sidewalks with buffered bike lanes (both sides); and (3) a
transit-bicycle priority lane with sidewalks (both sides). These concepts included potential
landscape buffers and stormwater planters. Each of these concepts repurposed a thru lane in each
direction to provide space for the bicycle and pedestrian improvements. In addition to providing
pathways along El Camino Real, the repurposing of the lanes and the construction of the outlined
improvements could include also accommodate stormwater treatment measures such as bioretention planters and other drainage improvements along El Camino Real."

Just imagine where are the diverted traffic will go - onto local streets ala the Willows.

Great thinking Atherton.

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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 5, 2019 at 8:01 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

If they want to know what will happen all they need to do is look at ECr through Menlo Park. Especially at the rush hours. Brilliant move Atherton.


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Posted by MPer
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Ok Boomer