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Re: Safety issues on Willow Road east of US101

From: domainremoved <Romain>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2017 01:14:55 +0000 (UTC)

Dear City Council members,Just to let you know that yesterday 05Sep17, there was again an accident at Willow Road & O'Brien Drive.Hopefully, short term Caltrans implements the all red traffic light interval quickly and medium term, in conjunction with the new FaceBook Willow campus, the Complete Street Commission can assess the vehicle/bicycle/pedestrian situation on Willow Road east and make further improvement with the transportation city staff.Thank you in advance,Romain Taniere
      From: Romain Tanière <rtaniere_at_(domainremoved)
 To: "city.council_at_(domainremoved)
Cc: "jvharada_at_(domainremoved)
 Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:08 PM
 Subject: Safety issues on Willow Road east of US101
Dear City Council members and commissioners,
I would like to bring up to the attention of the city of Menlo Park increasing safety issues at the Willow Road intersections east of US101.
Unlike other intersections, at O'Brien, Ivy and Hamilton, there is no delay between the time one side traffic light turns red and the other side turns green (typically there is a couple of seconds when both sides are red, all-red interval, to avoid issues with vehicles in the middle of the intersections or red light runners). 
In less than 4 months, I noticed at least 3 accidents that took place at Willow Road and O’Brien Drive where vehicles on Willow Road run the red light in both directions, sometimes at very high speed.
I took a few videos this morning that are available on-line, which give an idea of the situation:https://vimeo.com/231583589https://vimeo.com/231583590https://vimeo.com/231583682
In addition to requesting from Caltrans the URGENT implementation of an all red-interval of a few seconds at O'Brien, Ivy and Hamilton, and maintenance of deteriorated traffic lights/street markings and signage, the city of Menlo Park and the Complete Street Commission should further look into the current vehicle/bicycle/pedestrian situation on Willow Road between US101 and Bayfront expressway CA84.

Taking input from nearby Menlo Park and East Palo Alto residents, additional traffic safety and enforcement recommendations can then be made and implemented with Caltrans to further improve the Willow Road corridor.
Thank you very much in advance for your support.Romain TaniereEast Palo Alto resident

Received on Wed Sep 06 2017 - 18:20:51 PDT

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