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HAWK Beacon - Please Honor Process

From: domainremoved <Jennifer>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:38:06 -0700

Dear City Council Members,

At tomorrow’s council meeting, you’ll be discussing whether to revisit the
2017 Work Plan to include a HAWK beacon on Middlefield Road at the
intersections of Santa Monica and Linfield. After much consideration, the
community advocacy group, Parents for Safe Routes, has decided to request
that the HAWK project become a priority for the 2018 Work Plan instead.


The accident data validates that a HAWK beacon, or similarly comprehensive
infrastructure improvement, at this location makes sense and is badly
needed. It will help the Fire District respond to emergencies more rapidly
as well as enable pedestrians and bicyclists to safely cross this busy
road. However, as the Staff Report for this project clearly highlights, if
this project were to be pursued at this time, other projects would need to
be postponed. Unless additional staff capacity can somehow be created, we
must be careful moving projects around since that practice wastes valuable
resources. Parents for Safe Routes respects our community, hard-working
staff and city processes too much to undermine critical projects that are
already in the pipeline.

To reiterate, please consider the HAWK project at the appropriate time,
when developing your 2018 priorities. We also encourage you to hold
community meetings and/or other stakeholder forums dedicated to the
Transportation Master Plan and 2018 Work Plan so that we can provide input
into these key policy decisions. Working together we can make our streets
safe and improve the quality of life for all.

*Jen Wolosin*
Parents for Safe Routes
Received on Mon Jul 17 2017 - 09:41:12 PDT

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