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Oak Grove Bicycle Route Dangerous

From: domainremoved <Brielle>
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2017 11:05:43 -0700


How did the idea of putting Hillview and M.A. bicycling students on Oak Grove get this far? Oak Grove will soon be the most busy and therefore most dangerous street for bicyclists to use between the east and west sides of the city.

The most obvious reason boils down to one word: Greenheart. This development at the corner of Oak Grove and El Camino Real is an office/residential project of over 400,000 sq ft. The construction phase that is already underway could last well over a year will very soon involve hundreds of earth moving trucks to haul away the soil from the site for the underground garage. In addition, as the construction begins other large heavy trucks will use Oak Grove at both Garwood and El Camino Real. It is shortsighted and irresponsible to encourage middle school children on bikes to use Oak Grove.

After the Greenheart office/residential development is completed, there will be a robust number of motorist living and/or working at the complex who will use Oak grove to access the 1,000 parking spaces in the underground garage. The City could not have found a less bicycle-friendly street to place students on bikes.

A delay is in order while the City reassess this plan. It is difficult to understand how parents can put their children at risk. The Hillview students who live in the Willows, South of Seminary and Linfield Oaks, all east of El Camino Real deserve a safer route to get to school.

Brielle Johnck
Received on Sun Apr 16 2017 - 11:11:06 PDT

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