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Bike safety in context of traffic mitigation

From: domainremoved <Rachel>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:10:24 -0700

City Council Members-

I have two boys that bike to and from school--one at Upper Laurel, and one
at Hillview. Between the two of them, they cross Willow Road, Middlefield
Road, and El Camino Real twice a day, not to mention the smaller side
streets that they also navigate.

My husband and I love that they are able to get this physical exercise
every day and that it gets our cars off the road (among many other benefits
that I won't detail here) and it is important to our family (and larger
community!) that they are able to continue riding to and from school.

They are savvy riders, and we have worked hard to make sure they know the
rules of the road and make smart, proactive and safe choices when they are
biking. That said, we still worry about their safety every time they head
out.

*I am writing to you--my elected council members--to ask you to please make
sure the choices that you make around traffic mitigation does not
compromise the safety of bikers and pedestrians*. Please do address the
traffic here (we also drive as needed and hate the awful traffic!!!) but
please do so in a way that is mindful of the bigger picture, and continue
to build on the efforts to make our streets safer for bikers and
pedestrians.

Thank you for your consideration.

Respectfully,
Rachel Rosner
Menlo Park resident since 2008
Received on Mon Mar 25 2019 - 11:06:07 PDT

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