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Re: Traffic Control Request Application

From: domainremoved <Pat>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:24:47 -0800

Our family has lived at 2140 Clayton since 1973--45 years. We have seen the increase in traffic on the Alameda and the addition of several homes on Clayton Drive that have increased traffic on Clayton Drive. When cars are parked close to Clayton Drive on the Alameda it is very hard to exit Clayton Drive because of a lack of visibility, especially to cars coming from the south. An additional issue is that may school children ride their bikes on the Clayton Drive side of the Alameda in the opposite direction to get to La Entrada school. (They do so because the sidewalk is too narrow to ride on and there is over growth of shrubs, etc.). This presents a serious safety hazard. On several occasion I have come close to hitting children on their bicycles coming from the south.

I am writing this to you so that it goes on the record that residents of Clayton Drive have requested several times that the curb be painted red to keep cars from creating this hazard and you have refused to take action. It is only a matter of time before there is an injury related accident as a result of your failure to correct this issue. I intend to make sure that the city is held legally liable when this occurs, and I have copied the city council and the Mayor on this email.

This is such a simple request and I cannot understand your lack of action.

Patrick Connolly
2140 Clayton Drive
Ph: 650-854-0517
Cell: 650-868-3316 --preferred

On 2/23/18, 10:23 AM, "Linda bonde" <wlbonde_at_(domainremoved)

    Dear Ms. Shu,
    This is a follow up to my Traffic Control Request Application dated September 29, 2017. Although we corresponded about the application, I have not received a resolution. You stated in a telephone conversation that the residents at 2101 and 2108 Clayton Drive, Menlo Park would be asked about painting the curbs red on the Alameda, in front of their homes. Per Mr. Curt Francis at 2101 Clayton Drive, he has not been contacted by anyone in your office. Mr. Francis is in favor of the curb being painted in front of his home.
    Thank you for your assistance.
    Linda Bonde
    Sent from my iPhone
> On Oct 27, 2017, at 5:40 PM, Linda bonde <wlbonde_at_(domainremoved)
> Hi Ms. Shu,
> Thank you for taking the time to come out to assess the situation. Per the contractor, Henry, their work will be completed by November 10. The contractor crew is taking parking spaces that were previously used by people in the area. The line of sight is more obstructed at the SW corner because of the curve in road. It’s an ongoing problem that existed before the construction began in July 2016.
> Thanks again,
> Linda
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Oct 27, 2017, at 4:20 PM, Diana Shu <dshu_at_(domainremoved)
>> Hi Ms Bonde
>> No code. It is just common practice.
>> Most people come to a full stop at the stop bar.
>> Then they creep out slowly across the 8 to 10 feet of the parking zone where they can see oncoming vehicles before proceeding.
>> I was on this corner on Wednesday just to check if some trimming or other improvement was needed. But there wasn't any that would improve the sight distance from that intersection.
>> I saw that there was a new house under construction at the corner, so I am guessing that construction crews park near the corner when they are working. Is this your experience? If so, then please provide me the information on the general contractor and I will ask him not to park his huge trucks on the NW corner.
>> Thanks
>> Diana
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Linda bonde [mailto:wlbonde_at_(domainremoved)
>> Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 3:59 PM
>> To: Diana Shu <dshu_at_(domainremoved)
>> Cc: pconnolly614_at_(domainremoved)
>> Subject: Traffic Control Request Application
>> Dear Ms. Shu,
>> Thank you for taking my call on October 24, 2017, regarding the Traffic Control Request Application that was mailed to your office on September 29, 2017. The application requests restricted parking at the corner of the Alameda de las Pulgas and Clayton Drive in Menlo Park. When I expressed concern about parked cars at the corner obstructing the view up and down the Alameda, you stated there is a ten foot buffer zone for drivers to creep into when making a left or right turn. What does this mean and section of the vehicle or other code allows this?
>> Thank you,
>> Linda Bonde
>> 2142 Clayton Drive
>> Menlo Park
Received on Fri Feb 23 2018 - 15:27:36 PST

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