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Yes on Oak Grove Bike Route--and adding the missing link

From: Lydia W. Lee <"Lydia>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:31:40 -0800

Dear Councilmembers,

Thank you so much for your work to create this east-west bike route. The
professionally collected data, pre- and post-pilot, shows that the Oak
Grove Bike Route is a net positive for our community in so many
ways--encouraging more bicycling while reducing collisions.

However, we can do even better by adding the key missing link: Getting
student bicyclists to Hillview safely. The original pilot route does not
connect Oak Grove with the bicycle lanes on Santa Cruz Ave. As we can see
from the data, bicyclists are not using Crane to get to Santa Cruz.
Instead, they are continuing on Oak Grove past the designated bike route to
the T-stop with University and continuing on University. It is easy to see
why, because it is the most straightforward route.

Here's a video of Hillview students biking the route (jump to minute 5:50
for the intersection with Crane):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN7BLUkP7y8&feature=youtu.be

Let's listen to what the data is telling us about real-world use of the
route and fix the obvious issues. Please make the Oak Grove Bike Route
permanent and ask city staff to look into a small but critical phase 2.

Thanks again for helping our youngest residents get around town safely!

Lydia Lee
Bike Menlo Park
Complete Streets Commissioner
Received on Tue Nov 13 2018 - 11:30:03 PST

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