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Support for a Permanent Safe Bike Route along Oak Grove

From: domainremoved <Diane>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:20:50 +0000

Dear Mayor Ohtaki and Councilmembers,

Thank you so much for your work to create the pilot “Oak Grove” bike route going east-west through town and creating a safe route for many schools. I concur with many of the Complete Streets Commissioners who have noted that the professionally collected data, pre- and post-pilot, shows that the Oak Grove Bike Route has benefitted the community in many ways, encouraging more bicycling while reducing collisions.

I hope you will make this route permanent, and also consider making safety upgrades to continually improve it. Many students use this route to reach Hillview Middle School, but the route unfortunately does not currently connect Oak Grove with the bicycle lanes on Santa Cruz Ave. The data shows that 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. That is the most straightforward route, but is less safe. Please consider adding a safe connection from Oak Grove to Santa Cruz in the future.

Other Complete Streets Commissioners have expressed additional ideas for safety improvements. I hope those can be considered as well, again, to continually improve the route.

Overall, this pilot has a been a big success. Staff have done an excellent job creating the pilot route and having it monitored. Thanks again for helping students and all residents get around town safely!

Diane Bailey

Diane Bailey | Executive Director
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Received on Tue Nov 13 2018 - 17:18:44 PST

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